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. 


Russ the Story Bus

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

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. The 2023 Student Sessions program will be announced in February 2023. Select the link to explore last year's program.