Adelaide Festival 28 February - 16 March 2014

Adelaide Writers' Week

Director Laura Kroetsch

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The Adelaide Writers’ Week 2014 program once again brings together some of the finest writers and thinkers. This year the program celebrates emerging writers and pays tribute to some of contemporary literature’s most renowned voices. We have invited acclaimed and sometimes controversial thinkers to talk about the great issues of our time – religion, science, poverty and war. History takes a prominent place in this festival as we commemorate the First World War. As ever, fiction and poetry make up the core of the program and this year our visiting writers will take us from the gold mines of Otago to colonial Congo and into the dark heart of the contemporary family. Join us for an extraordinary week of readings and conversation.

Join in the conversation on twitter using #AdlWW. Keep your eyes out for the program of live-tweeted sessions.



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Pioneer Women`s Memorial Garden

Sat 1 Mar - Thu 6 Mar


Access Details

Wheelchair Access Assistive Listening Auslan

Wheelchair recharge stations and assistance dog water stations available.

To request a session for Auslan sign interpreting complete the Writers' Week Auslan Request form.


The 2014 Adelaide Writers' Week program will be available in late January 2014. To reserve your copy for $10, please send your name and address with credit card details (including CCV) or a cheque (made payable to Adelaide Festival Corporation) to: PO Box 8221 Station Arcade, Adelaide , SA, 5000.

Hear Adelaide Writers' Week Director Laura Kroetsch on ABC's 891 Book Club, first Friday of each month at 2.30pm.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Special thanks: Copyright Australia Limited, Canada Council for the Arts, Cervantes Institute, Roman Llul Institute, Independent Arts Foundation, Mud Literary Club Inc., New Zealand Book Council, USA Consulate and Australia-India Council.

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