Sydney Writers’ Festival 2016


Each year, Sydney Writers’ Festival brings together the best and most influential writers and thinkers from across the globe.

This May, Western Sydney and international spoken-wordsmiths set the mic alight in The Rumble, veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien discusses Paul Keating’s biography, and former Senator Bob Brown speaks about his passion for the environment and two recent novels. And last but not least, Primary School Days is bigger and better than ever with international sensations Jon Klassen and Liz Pichon alongisde local favourites Tohby Riddle and Judith Rossell.

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  • Primary School Days 2016

    16 May 2016
    Riverside Theatre
    Give your students the chance to engage with their favourite authors and be inspired.
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  • Secondary School Days 2016

    17 May 2016
    Riverside Theatre
    Popular writers and illustrators talk about their craft and share their tips.
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  • Words from the West

    19 May 2016
    Off Site Venues
    From the west of Melbourne to the west of Sydney, join Parramatta Artists Studios for a night of storytelling, conversation and provocation.
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  • The Rumble with Special Guests

    20 May 2016
    Lennox Theatre
    fresh pack of young Western Sydney and international spoken-wordsmiths set the mic alight.
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  • Bob Brown: Optimism

    21 May 2016
    Lennox Theatre
    Known for his political career, Bob Brown has branched out and released 2 books. Join him for this riveting talk.
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  • Kerry O’Brien: Keating

    21 May 2016
    Lennox Theatre
    Veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien talks about his revealing book of conversations with Keating.
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