Live streaming authors into Mudgee Town Hall

The Sydney Writers' festival event Live & Local will be live streamed into the Mudgee Town Hall. Photo: Prudence Upton
The Sydney Writers' festival event Live & Local will be live streamed into the Mudgee Town Hall. Photo: Prudence Upton

One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay direct to Mudgee’s Town Hall Theatre on May 26-28.

Prepare to be stimulated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as the world’s finest authors appear in Mudgee in real time via the digital live-streaming project, Live & Local. As well as hearing new ideas from great thinkers, audiences have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.

The Mudgee Readers’ Festival will run session talks for select events – a casual chat about the preceding session over a coffee at Eltons. Session talks include Victoria Smith-Webb and Michelle Maunder talking A Murderer in the Family, Summer Land on All The Girls To The Front and Sam Paine on A Year of Lear.


Friday 26th -

10:00 – A Murderer in the Family – Susan Faludi, Hisham Matar and Nadja Spiegelman talk to Michael Williams.

11:30 – Deng Adut: Songs of a War Boy.

1:30 – James Shapiro: The Year of Lear

3:00 – Susan Faludi: In the Darkroom

4:30 – Writing Race - Curated by Paul Beatty with Maxine Beneba Clarke, Anuk Arudpragasam, Ellen van Neerven and Roanna Gonsalves.

6:00 – Elaine Welteroth: On Editing Teen Vogue.

7:30 – I Love Dick – Chris Kraus talks to Krissy Kneen.

Saturday 27th -

10:00 – All the Girls to the Front – Jan Fran talking to Tracey Spicer, Yassmin Abdel Magied and Clementine Ford.

11:30 – Dreams of Her Real Self: Writers on Helen Garner – Bernadette Brennan, Fiona McFarlane, Annabel Crabb, Benjamin Law and Rebecca Giggs.

1:30 – Henry Marsh: Admissions – A Life in Brain Surgery

3:00 – Hisham Matar: The Return.

4:30 – Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales: Our Reading Year

6:30 – Viral and Verse: Hera Lindsay Bird and Rupi Kaur

Sunday 28th -

10:00 – Lauren Child’s Quirky Characters!

11:30 – Andy Griffiths – Are you ready to roll?

1:30 – Lion: A Long Way Home – Saroo Brierley with his mother Sue Brierley talk to Janice Petersen.

3:00 – Clementine Ford: Fight Like A Girl

4:30 – SWF Gala: Maybe This Will Help  – Ruth Quibell, Bill Hayes, Pamela Paul, Jamie Morton, Ivan Coyote, Sofija Stefanovic.

Session talks are free and Live & Local sessions are $10 per session, $30 for the day and $50 for a three day pass. Tickets at the door.