Sydney Writers' Festival – Live & Local
Watch interactive live-streamed sessions from the Sydney Writers’ Festival right here in Wollongong!
27 May – 27 May
After the success of Live & Local in 2016, Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to Wollongong Town Hall in 2017.
One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay direct to Wollongong on 27 May.
Prepare to be stimulated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as the Festival brings the world’s finest authors to Wollongong in real time. As well as hearing new ideas from great thinkers, audiences have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.
Be part of Live & Local, streamed live by Sydney Writers’ Festival and delivered locally by Wollongong Town Hall.
Sydney Writers' Festival - Live & Local, hosted by Wollongong Town Hall
Live Streamed Interactive Events: Five live-streamed sessions
Live Panel Discussion: Brought to you by the South Coast Writers Centre, featuring an exciting line-up of local writers and experts.
Writer's Lounge : In-between sessions you can browse the book stalls and listen to published authors read excerpts from their books/writing
Workshops: Writing for kids and how to build confidence on stage!
Food & Drinks: Selected food and drink will be available onsite to enjoy between sessions from The Social @ IPAC
Live Streamed Sessions in the Main Auditorium of Wollongong Town Hall
Buy a Morning Session (2 events)
10.00am - 11.00am - All the Girls to the Front
11am - 11.30am - BREAK
11.30am - 12.30pm - Dreams of Her Real Self: Writers on Helen Garner
Buy a Afternoon Session (3 events)
1.30pm - 2.30pm - Henry Marsh: Admissions - A Life in Brain Surgery
2.30pm - 3.00pm - BREAK
3.00pm - 4.00pm - Hisham Matar: The Return
4.00pm - 4.30pm - BREAK
4.30pm - 5.30pm - Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales: Our Reading Year
'Writer's Lounge' - in The Music Lounge, young Writer's Group
Sessions in the Writers Lounge during the breaks of the live streamed events
Session 1: 12:35am - 1.15pm - Storyland - Stories set in the Illawarra
Session 2: 2.35pm - 2.55pm - Young Writer's Group
Session 1: 4.05pm - 4.25pm - Spoken Medicine with Gabe Journey Jones
Session 2: 5.40pm - 6.40pm - Publishing - How the locals do it! (panel discussion)
'Workshop' - in the Ocean Room
Genre: Writing & Publishling
Facilitator: Sandy Fussell
Workshop 1: 11.10am - 12.30pm - Do you want to write for kids? how to get published WITH Sandy Fussell. For ages 12+
Genre: Spoken Work Performance Poetry
Facilitator: Gabe Journey Jones
Workshop 2: 1.30pm - 3.30pm - Soapbox skills - Performance poetry workshop. For ages 16+
Wollongong Town Hall, Main Auditorium
Per Session Ticket (Morning or Afternoon):
Adult: $20, Conc/Student: $15
Workshop: All Tickets $15 (Limited tickets available)
(Single tickets booked online or by phone incur a $6.90 fee per transaction)
Sat 27 May from 10am
Tickets On Sale Available Now