Sydney Writers’ Festival

Culture Check: 5 unmissable Sydney events in autumn 2021

March 15, 2021

Think now that summer is over Sydney goes into hibernation? Think again. With the exception of last year, moving into autumn is often a time when the city’s dynamic cultural scene comes alive, and 2021 will be no exception, with some of the best things to do in Sydney. Particularly after the year that was, […]

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Sydney Writers' Festival

Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to Carriageworks for four events this Summer as part of Sydney Festival

December 4, 2020

Sydney Writers’ Festival and Sydney Festival are joining forces for one weekend in January to present four major events at Carriageworks. The four events, presented under the banner Something to Talk About will see Sydney audiences spending time with the 2020 Booker Prize Winner, Douglas Stuart; perennial Festival favourites Jennifer Byrne, Michael Mohammed Ahmad and […]

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The Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and Fellowship to be held during Sydney Writers Festival tomorrow

May 25, 2017

The Patrick White Playwrights’ Awards will be taking place tomorrow night at The Wharf. The winner will receive $7,500 and the opportunity to work with a director and actors, as well as have a rehearsed reading of their play at the event. This year 106 entries were received, and from those 106 the following five […]

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Sydney Writers’ Festival explores the theme of Refuge with an all-star line up

April 12, 2017

The program for the 20th Sydney Writers’ Festival was announced at the end of last week – and for those literary types not in Sydney there is going to be some serious festival envy. Taking place across six days from May 22nd to May 28th, the festival boasts over 450 writers taking part in 400 […]

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Patti Smith to take part in rare solo speaking engagement in Sydney this April

February 21, 2017

In what will be a rare solo appearance poet, writer and Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith will take to the Joan Sutherland Theatre Stage at the Sydney Opera House on April 23rd to talk, read and sing from her acclaimed oeuvre. Over the course of the evening Smith will touch on the […]

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Shortlist for Patrick White Playwrights’ Award revealed

May 11, 2016

Ahead of the May 20th announcement of the winners, the Sydney Theatre Company has released the shortlist of plays in the running to for this year’s prestigious Patrick White Playwrights’ Award. Named for Australian playwright Patrick White, the award is presented to an original, unproduced play. The winning playwright will receive $7500, and have the […]

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Carriageworks and Sydney Writers’ Festival partner to present talks by international authors in March

February 3, 2016

Carriageworks and Sydney Writers’ Festival are partnering to present a Sydney Writers’ Festival Carriageworks Edition with two talks by internationally renowned authors: Simon Winchester, for his only Sydney appearance to discuss his new biography Pacific Ocean, and Andrew O’Hagan author of The Illuminations, which was long-listed for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. The public will have a chance to join bestselling author Simon […]

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