Sydney Writers Festival

   May 23May 26, 2024

An eight-day celebration of literature, stories and ideas. Meet the people behind your favourite books and become part of the conversations that bring them to life through an exciting program of events and activities.

A celebration of baby achievements, Say Hooray is the perfect book to engage the whole family in those special moments of a baby’s early days.

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Join us as we announce the 2022 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award winner and celebrate new releases at the Great Big Book Launch.

If you ever needed an excuse to pet a koala, now you have one. Join Katie Stewart as she launches her picture book What Colour Is the Sea? alongside a (real!) koala. Hosted by the Shire of Northam Library Service, this free event takes place at 2 pm this Thursday 5 March.

Fremantle Press publisher Cate Sutherland will host a panel featuring Yuot Alaak, Rafeif Ismail and Scott-Patrick Mitchell as they discuss diversity in all its forms, from race and gender to sexuality and class.

Off the Track and To the Lighthouse author Cristy Burne has got her own wheels in the form of Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Russ the Story Bus.

Fremantle Press author Dianne Wolfer will be starring among the bright lights of Sydney when she appears at the Children’s Book Council of Australia New South Wales Branch 2018 Kids Book of the Year Event.

Fremantle Press author James Foley is getting busier and busier in the run-up to the publication of his next book in the S. Tinker Inc. series, Gastronauts this October.

Storytellers and artists Sally Morgan, Ambelin Kwaymullina and Kim Scott will appear at the first Aboriginal Australian Kids Story Festival in Fremantle.

Kids and parents can help create a rainbow collage as part of a new exhibition at the State Library of Western Australia’s Story Place Gallery this month.

Tim Parish will be helping us launch Lily in the Mirror by Paula Hayes at 10.30 am on Saturday 6 August at Paper Bird Children’s Books and Arts.

We asked Jenny Simpson to let some AWESOME cats out of the bag by sharing her highlights from this year’s AWESOME Festival. Warning: spoiler alert!