Welcome to Adelaide Writers' Week 2016!

Download the daily planner, the entire PDF program, or browse by day or author below.

Day 1 Kick off Adelaide Writers’ Week with a day featuring some of contemporary literature’s finest fiction writers. And once it’s time for some true tales, hop along to the final sessions on politics and the making of one of the world’s most famous scientists.
Day 2 Memoir takes centre stage today as some of Australia’s most celebrated writers take to the stage with tales of horseracing, the big screen, Enid Blyton and doctors on the battle fields.
Day 3 Kids' Weekend is now finished so we’ll welcome you to a quiet day of contemplation and conversations about war, earthquakes, suicide, World War II, a tricky marriage, the art of editing and a voyage out over the Pacific.
Day 4 Join us for a day that will kick off with the one and only Mitford girls, introduce a young man and a castle, NZ’s greatest living poet and a whole host of young guns with great new novels, a huge conversation about Russia and an epic escape from North Korea.
Day 5 Today will be a day of great characters including tsars and tsarinas, the ghost of Ted Hughes, two communes, two tales of violence in Mexico and South Africa, The Dismissal and a trip to the Coorong.
Day 6 Get in quick as the final day of Writers’ Week is chock full of tales of war, women, a desolate farm in the outback, a twilight history of Australian letters, a bit of cricket, a couple of grumpy women and a very dashing journalist peering into our future.
Kids' Weekend The Adelaide Writers' Week Kids’ Weekend returns with two days of full on fun!
Bitter Join Jennifer McLagan for a lunch prepared by chef Andrew Davies and a conversation about why good food matters.
Author list Over 80 authors descend on the Pioneer Women's Memorial Gardens for 6 days of talks, interviews and discussions.
Laura Kroetsch introduces Adelaide Writers' Week 2016

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

SPECIAL THANKS Canada Council for the Arts, Danish Arts Foundation, Mud Literary Club Inc., New Zealand Book Council, NORLA – Norwegian Literature Abroad, U.S. Consulate, Trees for Life.

Australia Council

Photo: Shane Reid

2016 PROGRAM The Adelaide Writers’ Week program is free of charge. Collect your copy from good bookshops in late January 2016 and stay tuned to this website for full session and writer announcements in January.

GOING REGIONAL Regional libraries around the state will be hosting their own Adelaide Writers’ Week events, live streaming sessions straight from the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden. Email awaters@adelaidefestival.com.au to get your library involved.

LIVE BROADCAST Don’t miss 891 ABC Adelaide’s Afternoons with Sonya Feldhoff broadcasting live from the garden each week day during Adelaide Writers’ Week.

891 BOOK CLUB Hear Adelaide Writers’ Week Director Laura Kroetsch on the 891 ABC Adelaide Book Club, first Friday of each month at 2.30pm. For more information, visit abc.net.au/adelaide

DIGITAL Join us on Twitter and Instagram using #AdlWW or tweet us @adelwritersweek.

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