Sydney Writers' Festival - Live & Local

23 May 2024

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Queanbeyan Library

257 Crawford Street
Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia

Event - SWF

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After the wild success of Live & Local in 2023, Sydney Writers’ Festival comes to Queanbeyan in 2024 to bring the best of the Festival direct to you. 

One of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will live-stream its headline events from Sydney to Queanbeyan Library on Thursday 23, Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May. 

Prepare to be invigorated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions featuring some of the world’s finest writers and thinkers. Audiences can also participate in live Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions straight to the Sydney stage.

Join us for Live & Local 2024, streamed live by Sydney Writers’ Festival and delivered locally to the Queanbeyan-Palerang region.

Book your free tickets for individual events here.


Thursday 23 May

  • 10-11am - Julia Baird: Bright Shining
  • 12-1pm - Viet Thanh Nguyen: A Man of Two Faces
  • 2-3pm - Suzie Miller: Prima Facie
  • 4-5pm - Julian Borger: I Seek a Kind Person
  • 6-7pm - Fantastical Worlds

Friday 24 May

  • 10-11am - A.C. Grayling: The Meaning of Life in a Technological Age
  • 12-1pm - The War on Journalists
  • 2-3pm - Abdulrazak Gurnah: Afterlives
  • 4-5pm - Feminist Firebrands

Saturday 25 May

  • 10-11am - Celeste Ng: Our Missing Hearts
  • 12-1pm - Trent Dalton: From Eli to Lola
  • 2-3pm - Storytellers: Leigh Sales and Lisa Millar


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