Our Pick of The Sydney Writer’s Festival

The Sydney Writer’s Festival is back for 2018 with what feels like a million events celebrating writing, books and ideas.  While the Festival’s usual home at Walsh Bay is undergoing a refurbishment, this year’s festivities will be taking place at Carriageworks.

If you are feeling intimidated by the volume of talks taking place, we have done the hard work for you and combed through each and every one to bring you our edit of what’s not to be missed.


  • Pretty for an Aboriginal
  • Levi Pinfold: Illustrating Harry Potter
  • Opening Address: André Aciman, Min Jin Lee and Alexis Okeowo
  • Robert E. Kelly: On Becoming BBC Dad
  • Alannah Hill: Butterfly on a Pin
  • Romance Was Born: A Love Story with Fashion
  • My Feminism Will Be Intersectional Or It Will Be Bullshit
  • Still Processing
  • Glory Edim: Well-Read Black Girl
  • Gay For Page
  • The Body Politic
  • Women in Tech: Okay Ladies, Now Let’s Get Information
  • Women, Colour and Western Sydney
  • Power Play: Toxic Masculinity in Storytelling
  • Shout Out to the Girls Exhibition - A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women


Explore 2018 The Sydney Writers Festival


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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