Welcome to the 2017 Sydney Writers' Festival

This year's Festival runs 22-28 May 2017. The heart of the Festival is at Walsh Bay in heritage wharves on Sydney Harbour. There are also events stretching across Sydney, from the Opera House and Sydney Town Hall, into suburban Sydney and the Blue Mountains. For more information on our venues, click here.  

You can now purchase tickets to all city events directly from our website. This includes workshops, events at the Walsh Bay Precinct, Roslyn Packer Theatre, City Recital Hall and Sydney Town Hall. To purchase tickets online with us you will need to register an account here.

If you prefer to book tickets by phone, call Roslyn Packer Theatre on (02) 9250 1988. For events outside of the city, please see the individual event page for booking details.

'The audiences have been truly wonderful. They make me feel loved.'

— Vivian Gornick, guest of the 2016 Sydney Writers' Festival

Experience the best of the Festival with our My Perfect Festival ticket packages, curated by Artistic Director Michaela McGuire. To find out more, click here

Sydney Writers’ Festival is committed to making every effort to ensure our events are accessible to all members of the community. All Sydney Writers' Festival venues have full wheelchair access and selected Festival venues have an induction hearing loop system and closed captioning. Selected events are Auslan interpreted. For more information on accessibility, click here

Select Sydney Writers' Festival events stream nationally as part of our Live and Local program. To find out more, click here.