Sydney Writers' Festival 2014 - 19th - 25th May
From the second a gabbling toddler strings together its first, few, tentative words a narrative is created. It was Phillip Pullman, once described as the most dangerous man in Britain, who asserted that, after sustenance, a roof and our friends, it is stories that we need most in the world. The discussion and concept of the narrative and the story is, of course, at the heart of the Sydney Writers Festival this year and have they got a story for you! At the heart of it, the SWF seems to celebrate the simple and base pleasure of having a great yarn spun at you and whether that be through the transcontinental prose of international bestsellers and novelists or through the fiery, gutting and heart wrenching turns of the worlds most celebrated performance poets it, frankly, doesn't matter.
This weekend the festival discusses what is making the headlines in the news today and there are tricks and tools of the tale-telling trade being taught tenaciously at the T...ahem...State Library. There is also a series of free events like the celebration of children's literature at the Town Hall on Friday morning and, for the more serious literati amongst us, various discussions criticising literary criticism and arguing whether it matters anymore.
This year, the Sydney Writers' Festival will be taking place between 19th and 25th of May in venues all over the City. It's an opportunity for prominent writers from all fields to discuss their new ideas and experiences, ranging from politics and feminism to the value of oral storytelling and literary criticism.
The champagne events this weekend, however, seems to be the 'Spoken Four' at the Festival Club featuring the best local, national and international spoken wordsmiths of our time; Canberra's CJ Bowerbird, Brisbane's Eleanor Jackson, the Stateside Anis Mojgani and Britain's Kate Tempest. The mic will be shredded from 7PM at pier 2/3 in Walsh Bay.
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This year's Sydney Writers' Festival features a wide array of events, ranging from panel discussions and lectures from prominent authors and journalists, to storytelling and games for the kids. The lineup features numerous well-known and prominent artists, including India's greatest living writer, Anita Desai, Barack Obama's Chief Digital Strategist Joe Rospars, and Australian comedian, author and political comentator Benjamin Law. All of these events take place within some of Sydney's grandest architecture, including the Sydney Opera House and Town Hall.
You're bound to find something that will interest an excite. The whole family are well-catered for by the extensive and ranging programme. Let World Blue help by getting you unbeatable deals on accomodation right in the heart of the action.