Sydney Writers’ Festival 2019



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  • Sold Out

    Richard Glover:
    The Land Before Avocado

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Commentator and ABC Radio host Richard Glover talks about The Land Before Avocado, his hugely entertaining, anti-nostalgic take on Australia in the 60s and 70s.
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    Sold Out

    Richard Glover:
    The Land Before Avocado

    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    Commentator and ABC Radio host Richard Glover talks about The Land Before Avocado, his hugely entertaining, anti-nostalgic take on Australia in the 60s and 70s.
  • Sold Out

    Australian Poetry Slam

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Sydney’s best young wordsmiths battle to become Australian Poetry Slam Youth – Sydney Champion. No props or music – just young writers sharing their truth. Performers must be 12 to 18 years old.
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    Sold Out

    Australian Poetry Slam

    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    Sydney’s best young wordsmiths battle to become Australian Poetry Slam Youth – Sydney Champion. No props or music – just young writers sharing their truth. Performers must be 12 to 18 years old.
  • DY(STOP)IA: Youth Slam

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Set in a dystopian future, this spoken word theatre show sees four young Western Sydney poets embark on a multifaceted journey to detangle reality from fallacy. With Ali Al Haj, Aishah Ali, Pola Fanous and Rameen Hayat.
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    DY(STOP)IA: Youth Slam

    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    Set in a dystopian future, this spoken word theatre show sees four young Western Sydney poets embark on a multifaceted journey to detangle reality from fallacy. With Ali Al Haj, Aishah Ali, Pola Fanous and Rameen Hayat.
  • On History’s Page

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Youth Curator Sina Aghamofid speaks three acclaimed authors who have brilliantly given voice to the struggles and successes of characters from backgrounds that are usually pushed to the margins. Featuring Meet Me at the Intersection editors Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina and contributor Rafeif Ismail.
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    On History’s Page

    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    Youth Curator Sina Aghamofid speaks three acclaimed authors who have brilliantly given voice to the struggles and successes of characters from backgrounds that are usually pushed to the margins. Featuring Meet Me at the Intersection editors Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina and contributor Rafeif Ismail.
  • The Great Deceit: On Love, Lies
    and Problematic Faves

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Dhonielle Clayton, Mackenzi Lee and Jenna Guillaume recount the lies (and hard truths) about love and relationships that YA fiction taught them and how it has influenced the way they write romance now, with Sarah Ayoub.
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    The Great Deceit: On Love, Lies
    and Problematic Faves

    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    Dhonielle Clayton, Mackenzi Lee and Jenna Guillaume recount the lies (and hard truths) about love and relationships that YA fiction taught them and how it has influenced the way they write romance now, with Sarah Ayoub.
  • The Reader’s Roundtable

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Youth Curator Hope Lee discusses the state of the YA community with with some of the most active members of the Australian YA community including Alison Elzayed and Rebecca Tinoco from the YA Chronicles, blogger Sofia Casanova and booktuber Cat Feeney.
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    The Reader’s Roundtable

    04 May 2019
    Lennox Theatre
    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    Youth Curator Hope Lee discusses the state of the YA community with with some of the most active members of the Australian YA community including Alison Elzayed and Rebecca Tinoco from the YA Chronicles, blogger Sofia Casanova and booktuber Cat Feeney.
  • TeenCon 2019

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    04 May 2019
    Riverside Theatre
    Hosted by Will Kostakis and Gabrielle Tozer, TeenCon 2019 offers the inside scoop on the most exciting YA releases direct from publishers, along with book giveaways, impromptu competitions and audience participation.
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    TeenCon 2019

    04 May 2019
    Riverside Theatre
    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    Hosted by Will Kostakis and Gabrielle Tozer, TeenCon 2019 offers the inside scoop on the most exciting YA releases direct from publishers, along with book giveaways, impromptu competitions and audience participation.
  • Rewriting the Body

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    04 May 2019
    Riverside Theatre
    Dhonielle Clayton, Jax Jacki Brown and Jenna Guillaume speak with Jordi Kerr about the enduring myth of the perfect body, how they’ve written inclusive stories for young adults, and the #OwnVoices movement.
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    Rewriting the Body

    04 May 2019
    Riverside Theatre
    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    Dhonielle Clayton, Jax Jacki Brown and Jenna Guillaume speak with Jordi Kerr about the enduring myth of the perfect body, how they’ve written inclusive stories for young adults, and the #OwnVoices movement.
  • To All the Fandoms I’ve Loved Before

    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    04 May 2019
    Riverside Theatre
    Authors share heartfelt and humorous love letters to fandoms they have been a part of. Host Maria Lewis is joined by Dhonielle Clayton, Mackenzi Lee, Jenna Guillaume, Alison Evans, Michael Earp and Ambelin Kwaymullina.
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    To All the Fandoms I’ve Loved Before

    04 May 2019
    Riverside Theatre
    Wheelchair AccessibleHearing System
    Authors share heartfelt and humorous love letters to fandoms they have been a part of. Host Maria Lewis is joined by Dhonielle Clayton, Mackenzi Lee, Jenna Guillaume, Alison Evans, Michael Earp and Ambelin Kwaymullina.

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