Sydney Writers’ Festival 2017


Each year, Sydney Writers’ Festival brings together the best and most influential writers and thinkers from across the globe. This year they bring a focused program of Young Adult fiction #loveozya as well as the best Australian writing that challenges, provokes and educates us.

On Saturday May 27 join us for a full day of Young Adult (YA) programming hosted by the Sydney Writers’ Festival YA Ambassador Catriona Feeney (aka book vlogger Little Book Owl). The colossal line-up includes international YA superstars Sarah Crossan, Rupi Kaur, Jennifer Niven and Mariko Tamaki, and local heroes Amie Kaufman, Garth Nix and James Bradley. Don’t miss the return of the ever-popular TeenCon (moderated by Will Kostakis), and be sure to catch up with fellow YA fans in the courtyard – where you will find giant games, a photo booth and food trucks. All supported by the City of Parramatta. All YA events are $15 per event and you can purchase an all day pass for even cheaper at $50. Book here (please note you must register on our website first to be able to book a package).

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  • Fresh Voices from Western Sydney
    A Showcase of Real Talk

    27 May 2017
    Lennox Theatre
    In this showcase, teenagers from the program spit words from the heart and use slam poetry to tell it like it is. Sara Mansour, co-founder of Bankstown Poetry Slam, hosts this performance of fierce, funny and fresh voices of the future.
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  • Teen Con 2017

    27 May 2017
    Riverside Theatre
    This year, a ‘Reworking the Classics’ competition gives you the chance to rewrite your favourite books. If you were giving The Giver a once-over or if you found faults in The Fault in Our Stars, what would you change?
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  • Ian Rankin
    – Rather Be the Devil

    27 May 2017
    Riverside Theatre
    Ian Rankin is a bestselling, award-winning crime writer, known for his Inspector Rebus novels, which have been translated into 22 languages.
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  • The Rumble: Youth Slam

    27 May 2017
    Lennox Theatre
    Young poets spit with eloquence and wit, representing their communities in an all-out battle of spoken word and hip hop
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