Sydney Writers Festival - Live & Local


Thanks to the Live & Local program, you can enjoy highlights from the Sydney Writers’ Festival without leaving Wagga Wagga. Choose from three sessions, beamed directly into Wagga Wagga City Library after hours, and enjoy refreshments while engaging in some of the most stimulating, provocative and entertaining stories being told around the world today. Each author talk and conversation includes a Q & A session at the end, so you can submit your questions from home and have them answered live from the Sydney stage.

Session details:

Saturday 27/5 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales: Our Reading Year

Acclaimed journalists by day, keen readers by night, this beloved double act has charmed Australia. Here, they look back on a year in reading – sharing the books that moved or amused them, and the ones that put them to sleep.

Viral and Verse: Hera Lindsay Bird and Rupi Kaur

Hera Lindsay Bird and Rupi Kaur have built reputations based on their fearless flouting of sanitised femininity. Bird’s self-titled book of poetry catapulted the 28-year-old Kiwi into cult status, and Indian-Canadian Rupi Kaur has fashioned a career out of forcing herself into places where she’s least expected. Catch these two in delicious and revealing conversation with each other.

Sunday 28/5 10:00am – 12:30pm

Lauren Child’s Quirky Characters!

Award-winning writer and artist Lauren Child makes her first appearance at Sydney Writers’ Festival. Lauren cracks the code on her artistic style and quirky characters, including Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort, and Charlie and Lola. You’d be as silly as Sizzles to miss out on a session with this bestselling author!

Andy Griffiths – Are you ready to roll?

One of Australia’s bestselling children’s authors, Andy has written more than thirty books, including the JUST! series, The Day My Bum Went Psycho, The Bad Book and the Treehouse series. With the next instalment of Treehouse due later this year, you might even get a sneak peek at the crazy ideas planned for your favourite treetop hideaway.

Sunday 28/5 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Lion: A Long Way Home

Aged five, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India and couldn’t find his way home. His story, A Long Way Home, is now the award-winning film Lion. In a very special event, Saroo and his adoptive mother Sue Brierley talk to Janice Petersen.

Clementine Ford: Fight Like a Girl

Fight Like a Girl is a personal and fearless call to arms by feminist writer and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford. Her incendiary debut is for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, exposing just how unequal the modern world is for women. In conversation with Jane Caro.

Light refreshments will be available at all sessions.

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Wagga Wagga City Library

Performance Dates and Times:

Saturday 27th May at 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Sunday 28th May at 10:00am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Ticket Prices:

All Tickets: $10.00