In light of the current Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and in the interest of the health and safety of students, teachers, authors, volunteers and Festival staff, we regret to announce the cancellation our 2020 Education Program.

Primary School Days, Secondary School Days and Student Sessions are no longer going ahead.

Read the full statement about the Sydney Writers' Festival 2020 cancellation here

Primary School Days, Secondary School Days and Student Sessions are no longer going ahead.

Education Program

Sydney Writers’ Festival presents a week-long celebration of literature and ideas for students each May, featuring three unique programs: Primary School Days, Secondary School Days and Student Sessions. Designed to encourage a love of reading and writing, our Education stream provides students with the opportunity to engage with ideas outside the traditional classroom setting.

In term four of the school year, Sydney Writers’ Festival presents the Children's Festival of Moving Stories featuring Russ the Story Bus. 

The Student Sessions program is cancelled. 

View the Student Sessions program.

View the Student Sessions Livestream.

The 2020 Secondary School Days program is cancelled. 

View the Secondary School Days program.

The Primary School Days program is cancelled. 

View the Primary Schools Days program. 

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