Sydney Writers' Festival Education Programs

The 2023 Primary School Days and Secondary School Days programs are now on sale!

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

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2023 Primary School Days – Now on Sale!

The 2023 Primary School Days program (23–30 May 2023)brings renowned children’s authors and illustrators to students for a fun and interactive day that deepens their love of reading and writing.   

2023 Secondary School Days – Now on Sale!

In our Secondary School Days program (22–25 May 2023), authors share insights into the writing process, invite students to consider new perspectives and encourage them in their own creative pursuits. 


Student Sessions 2023

Student Sessions (24 May 2023) 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. 

Russ the Story Bus

Expressions of interest for 2023 are now open! Have Russ the Story Bus visit your school and spark a lifetime love of storytelling, reading and creativity. Russ is heading North this year visiting schools from North West Sydney, through regional NSW, up to the Northern Rivers region.