Sydney Writers’ Festival brings the world's most exciting international authors to our shores, delivers literary events to suburban and regional areas, takes innovative education programs to higher needs schools across NSW – and so much more.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we depend on private individuals and forward-thinking corporations to help us put on a Festival that enriches the cultural life of the city. In fact, more than a third of our annual funding comes from philanthropy and corporate sponsorship. 

"Sydney Writers’ Festival for me has been a much needed reminder that even in dark times human beings can come together through those holy acts of reading and writing."

— George Saunders, 2017 Sydney Writers' Festival guest