One of Australia’s much-loved forums for literature and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Sydney direct to the Lake Mac Centre for Performing Arts on Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May.

Council’s Acting Arts, Culture and Tourism Manager Jo Smith said the Live and Local – Live Stream from Sydney Writers’ Festival is a fabulous opportunity for people interested in hearing from nationally and internationally renowned writers, but can’t make it to Sydney.

“Our audiences will be able to get the full experience of the live Sydney event,” Ms Smith said.

“They will not only hear from profound thinkers they will have opportunity to participate in Q and A sessions, sending questions directly to the Sydney stage.

“This is a great example of how digital live-streaming can connect our City and its people with regional, national and global events.”

Council will present ten sessions over three days featuring a range of national and international speakers including Leigh Sales, Ben Quilty, Julian Burnside QC, David Marr, Annabel Crabb and many more.

All session details and bookings can be found at