Live & Local Live Stream of Sydney Writers Festival Friday 30 April

Next date: Friday, 30 April 2021 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Sydney Writers’ Festival is returning to Rathmines Theatre, Rathmines in 2021!

One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will be streaming its headline events from Carriageworks in Sydney direct to Rathmines on Friday 30, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May.

Prepare to be engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as the Festival brings the world’s finest authors to Rathmines Theatre, Rathmines 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 stage.

Be part of Live & Local, streamed by Sydney Writers’ Festival and delivered locally to Rathmines Theatre.

Stay for one session or stay for all, your choice. Coffee cart on site.

Bookings essential.

Public transport:

Train: nearest stations - Fassifern or Morisset

Hunter Buses Route 275 from Morriset Station to Fassifern station via Rathmines.

10-11am Barrie Cassidy & Friends: Biden's America

Evan Osnos, author of Joe Biden, appears live via video to discuss the Biden presidency with Barrie Cassidy. Barrie is then joined by a panel of experts to talk about an America under pressure.

12-1pm Are You There, Sydney? It's Me, Judy Blume

Judy Blume, the prolific author of irreverent and celebrated books for young and old readers alike, appears live via video to discuss her storied career with Sophie Black.

2-3pm But Not Forgotten

Four Festival guests reflect on the powerful work of four writers taken from us in the past year. Featuring Michelle de Krester, Kerry O'Brien, Michael Robotham and Sally Warhaft.

4-5pm The Larrikin Lie

We like to think we're a larrikin-loving country, but our panel - David Marr, Patricia Cornelius and Rebecca Huntley - separates the truth from myth with ABC's Laura Tingle as they explore our compliant, obedient, authority-loving ways


  • Friday, 30 April 2021 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM


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