Sydney Writers Festival Live Streaming at the Canberra Theatre Centre



Were you keen to go to the Sydney Writers Festival but couldn’t make it to Sydney this weekend? Maybe you can’t afford a ticket. The good news is our friends at the Canberra Theatre Centre will be live streaming twelve talks straight from the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney. And it’s free!

The Link Bar and coffee shop will be open during the live stream so you can have as many coffees as you want while you listen to engaging talks, panel discussions and debates.


Our Picks of the Canberra Theatre Centre Live Stream


Saturday 27 May, 10am–11am
All The Girls To The Front (PANEL)

‘This year, in a surge of global outrage at the election of Donald Trump, millions of women filled the streets in the largest single-day demonstrations in history. In the literary world, too, women are making noise. Jan Fran talks to important voices on the front line of feminist writing. Yassmin Abdel-Magied (Yassmin’s Story), Clementine Ford (Fight Like A Girl) and Tracey Spicer (The Good Girl Stripped Bare) discuss taking action and writing for change’


Saturday 27 May, 4.30pm–5.30pm
Annabel Crabb And Leigh Sales – Our Reading Year

‘Acclaimed journalists by day, keen readers by night, the beloved double act of Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales has charmed Australia with their podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 and their TV show When I Get A Minute. The pair share an unmistakable chemistry, characterised by quick-witted banter. Here, they look back on a year in reading, sharing the books that moved or amused them, and those that put them to sleep’


Sunday 28 May, 3pm–4pm
Clemintine 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. An invitation to rediscover the fury suppressed by society, Fight Like a Girl pushes back against a world that still considers feminism a threat. In conversation with Jane Caro.’

For the full live stream program click here.


Our Pick If We Could Really Go to the Festival in Sydney


Friday 26 May, 6pm – 7pm

Elaine Welterworth

‘Elaine Welteroth is a trendsetter – and not just in cosmetics, fashion or other clichés that spring to mind when you think of a teen magazine. Elaine was named editor of Teen Vogue in 2016, the youngest person ever appointed to this role. But what has people talking is the depth and breadth of coverage – from powerful political stories on US President Donald Trump to religious freedom and video posts from Native American women protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. She speaks with Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner.’


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Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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