The 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival Comes Alive!

Every year, the Sydney Writers’ Festival (or, SWF for short) engages audiences in a truly unique celebration of the written word. From the 18th to the 24th May, writers from around the world will wow audiences with challenging discussions and examinations of one central theme: How To Live? With no precise boundaries in place, writers of every distinction will discuss their own sense of mortality, happiness, grief and the general meaning of life.

The SWF is starting soon...

The SWF is starting soon…

Boasting of over three hundred unique events, there’s something for everybody at the Sydney Writer’s Festival. From popular authors, to cultural luminaries, the SWF has a rich history of bringing together some of the world’s most fascinating minds and perspectives. For many authors, it’s also a rare opportunity to cut loose and communicate openly and honestly with the public.

This year, there are more than a few notable events worth investigating. Former Australian Prime Minster Julia Gillard will take part in an already-sold-out event called “On Standing For Something”. ‘Alex Cross’ creator, James Patterson, will be in town to discuss his unbeaten streak of best-selling novels. Acclaimed science writer Atul Gawunde will be presenting a chat focused on the limitations of modern medicine, while award winning Australian author Richard Flanagan will be discussing his meteoric rise to international prominence.

There are also many other events involving authors as diverse as Kate Grenville, Helen Garner, David Mitchell, Ben Okri and Alan Cumming. For the more socially oriented, there are opening night events and a commencement speech by the renowned author Mohsin Hamid, so be sure to acquaint yourself with the full program.

Attracting tens of thousands of locals and visitors, the Sydney Writers’ Festival is one of Australia’s must-attend social events. If you happen to be in town while it’s on, make sure you check out the 2015 festival. There are literally hundreds of events to choose from!

What: The 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival
When: 18 -24 May, 2015.
Where: All across the Sydney CBD area. Consult the program for event details!
Bookings and Information: swf.org.au.


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