Sydney Writers Festival – Live Stream @Busselton Library

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Sydney Writers’ Festival: Live & Local Program

Join Us for a Celebration of Ideas, Imagination, and Community

The Sydney Writers’ Festival is Australia’s preeminent gathering of writers, thinkers, and storytellers, showcasing the very best of local and international talent in a feast of ideas and literary brilliance. As part of our commitment to bringing literature and thought-provoking discussions to every corner of our vast country, we’re thrilled to announce this year’s Live & Local program. This initiative streams live Festival sessions directly to libraries and community centres across regional Australia, ensuring that distance is no barrier to engaging with the world of books and ideas.

Event Highlights Friday, 24th of May 10am – 5pm

The War on Journalists
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Dive deep into the crucial conversation about the challenges, risks, and relentless courage of journalists in our increasingly complex world. A must-attend for anyone who values the freedom of the press and the role of journalism in upholding democracy.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Join Nobel Prize-winning author Abdulrazak Gurnah as he converses with writer Sisonke Msimang about his breathtaking novel, Afterlives. Delve into an intergenerational saga of love, loss, and resilience against the backdrop of German-occupied East Africa.

Feminist Firebrands
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Ignite your passion for change with our panel of fearless feminist firebrands. Engage with ideas that challenge the status quo and explore the power of feminist thought in shaping a more equitable world.

5km from the Frontline
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Experience the reality of life on the edge of conflict zones. This session offers a rare glimpse into the lives affected by the frontlines, showcasing the resilience of the human spirit amidst chaos and war.

Be Part of It

This is a unique opportunity to connect with the vibrant literary community and immerse yourself in the ideas shaping our world. Whether you’re a lifelong reader, an aspiring writer, or simply curious, the Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local program promises enriching experiences for all.

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