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Orange: Sydney Writers Festival: Livestream and Local

Thu 23 May at 10:00 am - Sun 26 May at 5:00 pm


Writers from all over Australia and from the rest of the world will be landing in Sydney to share their ideas, imaginations and interests with you!

Prepare to be invigorated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions featuring some of the world’s finest writers and thinkers when Sydney Writers’ Festival Livestream & Local returns to Orange Regional Gallery Theatre, hosted by Orange City Library, to bring the best of the Festival direct to you.

Sydney Writers’ Festival headline events will be livestreamed from Sydney to Orange on Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May.

Author sessions include – Julia Baird, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen, Suzie Miller, Julian Borger, Philosopher A.C. Grayling, Nobel Prize winner for literature Abdulrazak Gurnah, Celeste Ng, Trent Dalton, Leigh Sales and Lisa Millar, Katy Hessel, Barrie Cassidy, Chloe Dalton, David Wengrow and Antony Lowenstein. We cannot express to you enough how incredible these authors are!!! They are all amazing!

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 Orange.

No cost, no travel, no accommodation required!! Book your spot online – here is the link – https://tinyurl.com/OrangeSWFLivestream2024

or call Orange City Library on 6393 8132.


Thu 23 May at 10:00 am
Sun 26 May at 5:00 pm
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Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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