Sydney Writers' Festival to Stream Live at the Library

Wagga Wagga City Library will once again host the Sydney Writers' Festival 'Live & Local' program, streaming live over four days from Thursday May 25 to Sunday May 28.

One of Australia’s most-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival has been livestreaming select events from Sydney to Wagga for the last seven years.

There are four sessions each day between 10am and 5pm. Tickets are free but places are limited, so we encourage you to book soon.

Highlights will include crime writer Jane Harper, on Thursday May 25 at 10am, discussing “Exiles”, her latest novel featuring investigator Aaron Falk.

Later the same day, at 2pm, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Geraldine Brooks will shed light on her best-selling novel, “Horse”.

On Friday May 26 at 10am, Geraldine Brooks and Pip Williams (author of “The Dictionary of Lost Words”) will appear as part of ‘Bringing the Past to Life’, a panel hosted by ABC RN’s Kate Evans.

Also on May 26, at 2pm, two-time world debating champion Bo Seo and former High Court justice Michael Kirby will examine how to listen and disagree with each other better in an era of divisive public debate.

On Saturday May 27 at 10am, celebrated food authors Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer will appear in conversation with interviewer Adam Liaw. Later, at 4pm, Pip Williams will introduce her new novel, “The Bookbinder of Jericho”.

Sunday May 28 will feature ‘Barrie Cassidy & Friends: State of the Nation’ at 10am, with guests Katharine Murphy, Niki Savva and Laura Tingle. From 4pm, Indigenous leader Thomas Mayo and journalist Kerry O’Brien will present their guide ‘The Voice to Parliament: All the Detail You Need’.

Full details and free bookings are available via our ‘What’s On’ page or by talking to library staff.