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Sydney Writers Festival

The Live & Local Program returns to The Empire!

Thursday, 23 May 2024
1:00 am
5:00 am
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One of the country's most loved literature forums streamed direct to the Empire Theatre.


Sydney Writers Festival

‘Live & Local’ program


23 - 26 May 2024

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

Find the local program here!

One of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will live-stream its headline events from Sydney to Toowoomba on Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 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.

*All sessions have the option to view live captioning

*This year Sydney Writers’ Festival is offering live Q&A to our audiences in the room and around Australia via Slido - an interactive platform that enables you to send questions to the speakers on stage. Viewers will also be able to upvote other people’s questions that they find interesting.

In 2024, The Empire will once again partner with The Lighthouse Toowoomba to present local conversations in between the Sydney Writers Festival program – in person!

Local Program below or download here: (Local program)

Please constantly check for updates.

The local program is supported by the Toowoomba Regional Council’s Cultural and Arts Support Grant Program.

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