Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local program

Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local program


Thursday 23 May - Sunday 26 May 2024


LibraryMuseum, Cnr of Kiewa & Swift Street, Albury


$5 - individual sessions
$10 - Day pass
$25 - Festival Pass (all sessions)

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For the eighth year, Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to the Albury LibraryMuseum to bring the best of the Festival direct to you.

One of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will live-stream headline events from Sydney to the LibraryMuseum for four days from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 May.

Prepare to be invigorated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions featuring some of the world’s finest writers and thinkers. Audiences can also participate in live Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions straight to the Sydney stage.

Click here for the full schedule and session info or here for the one pager


Thursday 23 May
  • 10am - 11am         Julia Baird: Bright Shining
  • 12pm - 1pm           Viet Thanh Nguyen: A Ma of Two Faces
  • 2pm - 3pm             Suzie Miller: Prima Facie
  • 4pm - 5pm             Julian Borger: I Seek a Kind Person
  • 6pm - 7pm             Fantastical Worlds
Friday 24 May
  • 10am - 11am          A.C. Grayling: The Meaning of Life in a Technological Age
  • 12pm - 1pm            The War on Journalists
  • 2pm - 3pm              Abdulrazak Gurnah: Afterlives
  • 4pm - 5pm              Feminist Firebrands
Saturday 25 May
  • 10am - 11am          Celeste Ng: Our Missing Hearts
  • 12pm - 1pm            Trent Dalton: From Eli to Lola
  • 2pm - 3pm              Storytellers: Leigh Sales and Lisa Millar
Sunday 26 May
  • 10am - 11am            Barrie Cassidy and Friends: State of the Nation
  • 11:30am - 12:30am Play Like a Girl
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm     David Wengrow: The Dawn of Everything

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