Sydney Writers Festival Returns to Griffith
Stimulating conversations, engaging debates and passionate discussions are in store when the Sydney Writers’ Festival: Live and Local returns to Griffith Regional Theatre from Friday 4 May to Sunday 6 May.
After the success of Live and Local program in 2017, Sydney Writers’ Festival is returning to Griffith Regional Theatre in 2018.
One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Carriageworks in Sydney direct to Griffith Regional Theatre on Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May.
Prepare to be inspired and enthralled, as the Festival brings the world’s finest authors to Griffith in real time. As well as hearing new ideas from great thinkers, audiences have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.
Griffith Regional Theatre Manager Raina Savage said “We are very excited to be offering our Griffith audience the entire Live and Local program this year. The program will stream every day from 10am to 5pm and for just $10 a day, people can tune in to as many sessions as they wish.”
“We have some truly amazing writers and discussions being streamed in over the three days. Kerry O’Brien sits down for a revealing chat with Gareth Evans, about his witty and insightful memoir Incorrigible Optimist,” Ms Savage said.
“Foreign correspondent Peter Greste, who spent over a year in an Egyptian prison, talks about how investigative journalism is under threat in the age of terrorism and fake news. And Sarah Ferguson discusses her moving reflection on her relationship with her mother.”
Ms Savage said some of the most fascinating conversations will be the panels.
“These cover topics such as Resisting Unjust Authority, The Future of China, Women and Technology, and Annabel Crabbes’ BooKwiz – and hilarious discussion with Julia Zemiro, Richard Fidler and Leigh Sales about their best loved and most shameful reading pleasures.
“The best thing about Live and Local is that the audiences at can actively engage with and contribute to the Festival by submitting questions to guest writers through Twitter and text message”.
Check out the full Live and Local program at https://www.swf.org.au/live-local-2018-program/
Tickets are only $10 for a full day and can be purchased at the door, by phone by calling 6962 8444 or online www.griffithregionaltheatre.com.au