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Introducing the 2024 Writers' Week program

The first announcements for the 2024 Writers' Week program are out now! A message from Louise Adler, a few special events and the first names in the lineup were released as part of the 2024 Adelaide festival program launch. Writers' Week runs from 2 Mar - 7 Mar in 2024.

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About Writers' Week

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. 

Louise Adler is the Director of Adelaide Writers' Week and presented her first program in 2023. She will also program the 2024 and 2025 festivals.


Save the date for the next editions: 

2 Mar - 7 Mar 2024  |  1 Mar - 6 Mar 2025  |  28 Feb - 5 Mar 2026