March 09, 2022
Adelaide Writers' Week schedule and line-up changes
Change continues to be the only constant in these fluid and necessarily flexible times. We apologise for the inconvenience these changes may cause to our punters and thank you for understanding.
If you have the printed guide in your hands, please note the following sessions have been affected. As always, we suggest checking our online schedule for the most accurate information.
We will do our best to keep this page updated with any changes that may occur: before heading to the Garden on the day, make sure you check the website for any schedule or line-up changes. This page does not detail changes to session chairs.
There are currently no changes to our Thursday line-up or schedule.
Three Kids' Day sessions have been swapped. Remy Lai will now be on Sat 5 Mar, 11.20am (previously 2pm), Story Trove: Littlelight by Kelly Canby will now be at 12.30pm (previously 11.20am) and Felice Arena will now at 2pm (previously 12.30pm). All three sessions will be in the Torrens Tent. For the full schedule, please see the Kids' Day page.
Empire of Pain with Patrick Radden Keefe has been moved from Sat 5 Mar, 10.45am on the West Stage to Sun 6 Mar, 1.15pm on the West Stage. Animal with Lisa Taddeo will now be held on Sat 5 Mar, 10.45am on the West Stage instead.
Unfortunately, Bryan Brown has had to withdraw from the program and will no longer present Sweet Jimmy on Sun 6 Mar, 10.45am on the East Stage.
Unfortunately, Stan Grant has had to withdraw from the program and will no longer present With the Falling of the Dusk on Sun 6 Mar, 1.15pm on the East Stage.
Unfortunately, Lynette Noni has had to withdraw from the program. CS Pacat will now join Lyndall Clipstone for The Darkness Within on Sun 6 Mar, 1pm in the Torrens Tent.
We have added a new Sunday session to replace the cancelled Stan Grant session. Elle Hardy will speak at Beyond Belief: How Pentecostal Christianity is Taking Over the World on Sun 6 Mar, 1.15pm on the East Stage.
We have added a new Sunday session to replace the cancelled Bryan Brown session. Malcolm Knox and Bharat Sundaresan will speak at Remembering Shane Warne. Details to come soon.
We are excited to welcome beloved children's comedy duo The Listies at The Listies Live to our schedule! This session will be held on Sun 6 Mar, 10.30am on the Plane Tree Stage.
Animal with Lisa Taddeo has been moved from Sun 6 Mar, 1.15pm on the West Stage to Sat 5 Mar, 10.45am on the West Stage. Empire of Pain with Patrick Radden Keefe will now be held on Sun 6 Mar, 1.15pm on the West Stage instead.
Our Microstory Competition, scheduled for Sun 6 Mar, 11am on the Plane Tree Stage, has been shifted to 12pm (same day and stage).
Unfortunately, Larissa Behrendt has had to withdraw from the program and will no longer present After Story on Mon 7 Mar, 5pm on the East Stage.
Unfortunately, Alice Pung will no longer be speaking at Growing Up in Australia on Mon 7 Mar, 10.45am on the East Stage. The event will still go ahead with the other panellists. Alice will still speak at Motherhood Express on Tue 8 Mar, 3.45pm on the West Stage, but will now be streaming into the Garden.
Bet the Farm has been moved from Mon 7 Mar, 2.30pm on the West Stage; it will now take place on Mon 7 Mar, 5pm on the East Stage.
A new session, Live Podcast: Archive Fever, has been added to the schedule and will be held on Mon 7 Mar, 2.30pm on the West Stage.
Changed + New session
Omar Sakr will no longer be speaking at Faith, Family and Fraying Ties on Tue 8 Mar, 1.15pm on the West Stage. Michael Mohammed Ahmad will still speak at this session on his book The Other Half of You.
Omar Sakr will instead present his own session on his book Son of Sin on Tue 8 Mar, 9.30am on the Plane Tree Stage as part of our Tell Me Your Story series. Geordie Williamson will chair this session.
Unfortunately, Benjamin Law will now longer be able to host Revolution and Reform: Gender, Climate and Race; Michael Williams will now host this session instead.
Unfortunately, Isabel Allende has had to withdraw from the program and will no longer present Violeta on Wed 9 Mar, 12pm on the East Stage.
We have added a new Wednesday session to replace the cancelled Isabel Allende session. Sheila Fitzpatrick will speak at From Russia to the Soviet Union and Back Again on Wed 9 Mar, 12pm on the East Stage.
A new session has been added! AICSA Election Series: In-conversation with Shadow Minister for the Arts, Katrine Hildyard MP will be hosted by Arts Industry Council of South Australia's Jessica Alice (also Director of Writers SA) and Vincent Ciccarello (also Director of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra) on Wed 9 Mar, 10am on the Plane Tree Stage.
If you have any doubts or questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch via email or DM on social media.