Have we got a story for you!

| May 6, 2013
Sydney Writers' Festival

The Sydney Writers Festival 2013 takes places on 20 to 26 May 2013. It is an annual literary festival that includes author talks, conversations, film screenings, panels, readings, workshops and various events for children.

This year, Sydney Writers’ Festival aims to look at the depth and breadth of storytelling and wants to celebrate the simple pleasure of being told a great tale. The opening address will be delivered by oral storyteller Daniel Morden by sharing some of the stories he has collected from around the world and across the ages.

The festival began in January 1997, with most events initially held at the State Library of New South Wales. Today it takes place in venues across Sydney, including Walsh Bay, near The Rocks in Sydney, the Sydney Theatre, Sydney Town Hall, City Recital Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Events are also regularly held in regional and suburban locations including Parramatta, Ashfield, Auburn, Blacktown, Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hornsby, Penrith, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong.



  1. jayantha

    May 20, 2013 at 11:47 am

    sydney writers’ festival

    I reckon this is a great way for writers to show of their stories and to get new writers onto the scene… Jay

    • jjf

      May 20, 2015 at 12:27 am

      Should one form of expression be allowed to curtail another?

      How many dancers are denied their freedom of expression, because the writers festival choose to use the Sydney Dance Company studios as a venue? This is a specialist venue, and some thousand of dancers are put out every year. Can the festival please be more considerate of other creative arts in future years?