Goodbye Walsh Bay, hello Carriageworks.

The Sydney Writers’ Festival has found a new home. And it’s about 5 minutes from the University of Sydney.

From 30 April to 6 May, 16 of our brightest academics along with big international novelists—like André Aciman, Amy Bloom, Junot Diaz and Tayari Jones—high profile Australian writers—Ceridwen Dovey, Helen Garner, Christos Tsiolkas, Alexis Wright, Don Watson, Nakkiah Lui—and memoir-mode politicians—Julia Gillard, Sam Dastyari and Jacqui Lambi—will all appear at Carriageworks and the Seymour Centre as part of the recently revamped Sydney Writers' Festival.

The University of Sydney is proud to continue its collaboration as a Premier Partner of the 2018 Sydney Writers’ Festival.


Still Processing - Friday 4 May, 7pm, Carriageworks


“For those looking for probing, entertaining conversations about how race and culture intertwine in America, Still Processing is vital, mandatory listening.”
—The Atlantic

Sharp and intellectual, goofy and raw, New York Times’s culture writers Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris unpack the latest in TV, film, celebrity and the internet every week in their podcast Still Processing.

From Oscar wins/fails to ruminations on the Obama’s digital legacy; ride-sharing apps, existential fears and nudity clauses, come check out one of the internet’s best, most woke podcasts as its recorded in front of a live audience at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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To Dig a Hole in Eternity – Friday 4 May, 6pm, Carriageworks


Eileen Myles and Professor Annamarie Jagose, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The electrifying work of poet, novelist and performer Eileen Myles has long subverted the literary and cultural status quo. With beginnings in the downtown New York poetry scene of the 1970s, their canon spans 20 books of poetry, prose and fiction, including the iconic 1994 queer novel Chelsea Girls and, most recently, the wrenching Afterglow (a dog memoir).

Internationally renowned author and LGBTQI scholar, Prof. Annamarie Jagose, meets the revered writer who described their work as an attempt “to dig a hole in eternity” through language.

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