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A marvellously free six-day event in a shady spot on the edge of the River Torrens

Sydney Morning Herald

Adelaide Writers’ Week is Australia’s largest free literary festival, offering both writers and readers a unique opportunity to spend time sharing ideas and literary explorations in a garden setting in Adelaide’s city centre. Each carefully selected program brings the world's most celebrated established and emerging writers together for a week that delights, surprises and enlightens audiences. Over the years, Adelaide Writers’ Week has seen some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers in conversation about literature, politics, poetry, current events, biography, the short story and much, much more.

Each Adelaide Writers’ Week includes six days of free panel sessions that are presented live in the gardens, and made available online via podcast. The program also features a series of ticketed special events throughout the year, and the popular free Kids’ Day, which attracts hundreds of families for fun and engaging literary adventures. Under previous director Jo Dyer, some new initiatives were added to the program, including the Middle Grade & YA Day, Twilight Talks and the Curated Dozen streamed events.

Louise Adler has been appointed as Director of Adelaide Writers' Week for the 2023 - 2025 Festivals. We can't wait to share her first program with you!


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4 - 9 Mar 2023


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