Sydney Writers' Festival's Education Programs

Designed to inspire the next generation of readers and storytellers, Sydney Writers' Festival's Education programs are a unique opportunity for primary and secondary students to be inspired and challenged by some of Australia's most exciting literary talents.

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Primary School Days

19–26 May 2022

Our popular Primary School Days program brings renowned children’s authors and illustrators to students for a fun and interactive day that deepens their love of reading and writing. Learn more and book now via the link. 


Secondary School Days

19–23 May 2022

In our Secondary School Days program, authors share insights into the writing process, invite students to consider new perspectives and encourage them in their own creative pursuits. Learn more and book now via the link. 

Russ the Story Bus

Term 4, 2022

Our favourite library on wheels, Russ the Story Bus, is back! This magical bus with a belly full of books brings children's authors and illustrators to schools across NSW for interactive talks – and students get to pick their very own book to keep. Learn more via the link.

Student Sessions 

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Student Sessions is a thought-provoking program of talks, led by some of Australia’s brightest minds and specially curated to complement the school curriculum in ways that educate and enlighten.