Sydney Writers’ Festival 2018
Sydney Writers Festival 2018: The Year of Power
Sydney Writers’ Festival is taking over Riverside once again for a full day of Young Adult (YA) programming on Saturday 5 May 2018, from 10am – 6pm. The colossal All-Day YA line-up includes bestselling author Patrick Ness, screenwriter and author Jesse Andrews, and poet and artist Cleo Wade. Local authors include Alice Pung, Shaun Tan and Jay Kristoff. That night, the freshest performing young writers will battle it out over three minutes to be named The Rumble Champion 2018.
On Saturday night, Jacqui Lambie, one of the most heartfelt and unscripted figures in Australian Parliament, will talk to ABC Radio Sydney’s Richard Glover about her remarkable life. Foreign correspondent and The First Casualty author Peter Greste will be in conversation with journalist Hamish Macdonald. He will examine the threat to investigative journalism in the age of terror and fake news, as part of the Festival’s 2018 Year of Power.
Explore the program now!
#poetrydebate: Who Takes the Crown?05 May 2018Lennox TheatreTwo of the Festival’s most exciting poets square off for #poetrydebate with moderators and youth curators Sina Aghamofid, Ali Al Haj and Layla Mkhayber.
Burn the Burn Book:
Real Girls in YA05 May 2018Lennox TheatreCelebrated YA writers reflect on writing truthfully about the experiences of teenage girls in conversation with former Inky Awards judge and Youth Curator Kellie Phan.
The Rumble05 May 2018Lennox TheatreCheck out the freshest young performing writers as they battle it out to be named Rumble Champion 2018.
Rebel With a Cause05 May 2018Raffertys TheatreJacqui Lambie was one of the most heartfelt and unscripted figures in Australian parliament. She talks to ABC Radio Sydney’s Richard Glover about her remarkable life.