Russ the Story Bus 2021

Our favourite library on wheels, Russ the Story Bus, is back! Discover what's on board this magical bus this year. 

To ensure that your school is in consideration for Russ the Story Bus, please fill out our expression of interest form. Read our frequently asked questions

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Schools Days 2021

The Primary School Days program brings together prominent authors and illustrators for a fun, interactive and educational day that inspires students to discuss books and creativity. 

The Secondary School Days program gives students the opportunity to speak directly with their favourite authors, think critically about new concepts, and encourages them in their creative pursuits. 

Read about our Primary School Days and Secondary School Days programs from 2021 and stay tuned for our 2022 program announcements. 

Student Sessions 

Student Sessions is presented in partnership with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Led by highly regarded writers and thinkers across film, poetry, theatre, literature and more at established theatres at Carriageworks, Student Sessions is rich in opportunities for secondary school students.

The program builds on students’ classroom learning, extending their capacity for creative and critical thinking and inspiring a deeper understanding of history, society, language and storytelling. 

See our program from 2021 and stay tuned for our 2022 program announcement. 

Student Sessions Access Program

Our Student Sessions Access Program enables NSW government schools with an ICSEA value of under 1000 to apply for free. 

Student Sessions Livestream Program

Our Student Sessions Livestream event broadcasts the magic of the Sydney Writers’ Festival in real time to schools across Australia.