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Authors, writers and performers flock to Walsh Bay for the annual festival

Each year, Sydney Writers’ Festival brings together a mammoth line-up of talks, workshops and storytelling events featuring local and international writers. This year, the theme is ‘How to Live?’ and there are at least 400 Australian writers taking part, including an early in conversation event with Julia GillardTime Out picks out the best big-name authors, indie favourites and good-time geeky fun going on at this year’s week-long event.

James Patterson: The Rise and Rise of the World's Biggest Author   Alan Cumming: Not My Father’s Son   David Mitchell: Bending Time
Little Fictions   Bankstown Poetry Slam   Dalloway
Alyx Gorman and Helen Razer: How to Be a Hack   Late Night Salon: Julian Morrow and Chris Taylor   The Golden Age of Television

James Gulliver Hancock: Seeing, Drawing and Publishing   Night of the Nerds: Adam Spencer, Dr Karl, Caitlin Doughty   SWF Night of Nonsense: The Giant Dwarf Comes to the Wharf
The Book Club - Sydney Writers' Festival 2015   MCA Zine Fair   Sydney Writers’ Festival for kids

SWF Night of Laughs: How Not to Live   The Whopping World of Walliams   Slicing, Dicing, Writing

Rick Stein: On Life, Love and, of Course, Food   People of Letters   Secrets from the Fashion World

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By Emma Joyce   |  

Sydney Writers’ Festival details

Sydney, Sydney 2000

Date 18 May 2015-24 May 2015

Open Various times and prices

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