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Adelaide Writers' Week 2017

Directed by Laura Kroetsch

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  • About

    It is a tremendous pleasure to welcome an incredible group of writers for Adelaide Writers’ Week 2017. This March come meet poets, pedants, historians, novelists, biographers, journalists, refugees, feminists, and other courageous souls. This year the idea of borders finds its way through the program; those imagined lines that can so easily change lives, be they between love and hate, boats and planes, power and its abuses, coming-of-age and ultimately life and death. There is no better place to ponder all this and more than in our long-time home, the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden.

    CANCELLATIONS: Unfortunately Julia Baird, Alejandro Zambra and Sebastian Barry have had to cancel their appearances at Adelaide Writers' Week. Replacement sessions can be found in the schedule and we apologise for any inconvenience.

    Full 2017 program out now

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    Presenting Partners

    Channel 9 Walford
  • Credits

    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, Mud Literary Club Inc., U.S. Consulate, Trees for Life, Icelandic Literature Centre, Creative NZ in conjunction with Publishers Association of New Zealand, Culture Ireland

    Presenting partners

    Channel 9 Walford

    Images: Tony Lewis, Millie Brown, Shane Reid

  • Learn More

    891 ABC Adelaide

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

    You can also hear Director Laura Kroetsch on the 891 ABC Adelaide Book Club, first Friday of each month at 2.30pm. For more information visit

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