Sydney Writers’ Festival is coming to Wollondilly Library to bring the best of the Festival live-streamed direct to you.  

One of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers' Festival will live-stream its headline events from Sydney to Wollondilly Library, Picton on Saturday 25 May.

Prepare to be invigorated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions featuring some of the world’s finest writers and thinkers.   

Enjoy a cup of tea and join us for any of the following sessions:  

Saturday 25 May  

Celeste Ng - Our Missing Hearts
10am – 11am 
The View Room, Wollondilly Library

Banning books, waving flags and persecuting racial minorities. Sound familiar? Celeste Ng’s third novel, Our Missing Hearts, is set in a marginally more dystopian version of Trump’s America as a patriotic new law removes children from dissident parents.

After the New York Times–bestselling novel Little Fires Everywhere– which was adapted into a popular miniseries starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon– comes a similarly moving tale about the unbreakable bond between a mother and son.

Sit down with Celeste and host Claire Nichols to discuss hope, hero librarians and the power of art to create change.

RSVP here.

Trent Dalton: From Eli to Lola
12pm - 1pm

The View Room Wollondilly Library 

Beloved author returns to SWF in this career-spanning conversation.

Trent Dalton has captured readers with books like Boy Swallows Universe and All Our Shimmering Skies. His storytelling voice and compelling characters cement him as a mainstay of Australian literature. His new novel, Lola in the Mirror is a darkly funny, and beautiful story of life, death and a country neck-deep in a national housing crisis.

Join Trent as he discusses his process of writing the intricacies of the real world, and real people, onto the page. A supremely compelling and entertaining speaker, Trent will be in conversation with Cassie McCullagh.

RSVP here.