Sydney Writers’ Festival – Live and Local

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 the Wollongong Town Hall in May 2016.

Following its successful launch in 2015, Sydney Writers’ Festival will continue to expand its horizons. Live and Local, is a digital live-streaming project which will bring Festival sessions to cities and regional centres across the country.

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.

Sydney Writers’ Festival – Live & Local, hosted by Wollongong Town Hall

Live Streamed Interactive Events: Three live-streamed sessions including six live & interactive events covering various literary topics
Live on Stage: EXCLUSIVE Peter Garrett in conversation + other writers and poets
Writers’ Lounge: In-between sessions you can browse the book stalls and listen to published authors read excerpts from their books/writing
Food & Drinks: Selected food and drink will be available onsite to enjoy between sessions
Young Writers’ Workshop: A workshop for 12 – 18 yrs will dive into creative writing processes and give participants inspiration to apply new techniques straight away!

READ THE FULL LIVE & LOCAL PROGRAM HERE!

Live & Local Interactive Sessions in Main Auditorium

Buy a Morning Session (2 events)
10.00am – 11.00am – Kerry O’Brien: Living with Keating
11am – 11.30am – BREAK
11.30am – 12.30pm – Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales: Our Reading Year *Sold Out in Sydney!

Buy an Afternoon Session (2 events)
1.30pm – 2.30pm -Peter Garrett LIVE in Wollongong: Big Blue Sky
2.30pm – 3pm – BREAK
3.00pm – 4.00pm – Bob Brown: On Optimism Conversation

Buy an Evening Session (2 events):
4.30pm – 5.30pm – Paul Kelly: Seven Sonnets and a Song
5.30pm – 6.00pm – BREAK
6.00pm – 6.50pm – 2016 Closing Address – Hanya Yanagihara: The Conversations Between

Buy a Full Day Pass (all events)
From 10am

‘Writers’ Lounge’ – in The Music Lounge

In-between sessions you can browse the book stalls and listen to published authors read excerpts from their books/writing

Sessions in the Writers Lounge will take place during the Live and Local breaks.

Session 1: 11.05am – 11.25am
Allison Tait: Trilogy Bestseller, The Mapmaker Chronicles
Type: Reading | Genre: Children’s Writing/YA

Session 2: 12.35pm – 12.55pm
Ron Pretty: Creating Poetry
Type: Reading | Genre: Poetry

Session 3: 1.05pm – 1.25pm
Helena Fox Dunan & the Young Writers: YWG is the name, writing is the game!
Type: Reading | Genre: Young Writers

Session 4: 2.35pm – 3pm
Sandy Fussell: Picture Book: Sad, the dog
Type: Reading | Genre: Children’s Writers

‘Workshop’ – in the Ocean Room

Helena Fox Dunan is a writer, mother, artist and creative writing mentor living in Wollongong. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the US. The workshop will dive into creative writing processes and give participants inspiration to apply new techniques straight away!

Genre: Children’s Writing Workshop
Facilitator: Helena Fox Dunan
Topic: Let’s Write! Workshop for Young Writers
Ages: 12 – 18 years
Time: 1.30pm – 3pm
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Tickets: General Admission $15 (limited tickets available and not excluded in the full day pass)

You can buy tickets buy clicking ‘Buy Tickets’ and selecting ‘Workshop’

READ THE FULL LIVE & LOCAL PROGRAM HERE!

Food & Drinks

Selected food and drink will be available onsite to enjoy between sessions.

Pricing
Per Session Ticket (Morning, Afternoon or Evening): Adult: $20, Conc/Student: $15

Full Day Ticket: Adult: $50, Conc/Student: $40

(Single tickets booked online or by phone incur a $6.80 fee per transaction.)

Performance Times
General Public:
Sun 22 May from 10am

Running Time
Approx. 1 hr (per event)

Tickets On Sale
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