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Sydney Writers' Festival

Opening Night Address

When

Tuesday 17 May from 6:30pm to 8pm

Cost

Premium: $50Adult: $45Concession: $40

Our opening night extravaganza sets the tone for the week to follow, with three extraordinary writers reflecting on the changed, changing and changeable nature of their minds over their careers.

Award-winning Yankunytjatjara poet, author and memoirist Ali Cobby Eckermann (Inside My Mother), Bidjara and Birri Gubba Juru and author, academic and advocate Jackie Huggins (Sister Girl and Jack of Hearts: QX11594), and Yuwaalaraay musician and author Nardi Simpson (Song of the Crocodile) are complex and compassionate artists of rare strength and power.

Kick off a week of storytelling, argument, knowledge and sharing that promises transformation, inspiration and persuasion.

This event is Auslan interpreted.

Covid-safe information

The Sydney Writers’ Festival will be delivered under a COVID-19 Safety Plan and will follow guidelines set by the NSW Department of Health. All of our venues, including Carriageworks, are registered as COVID Safe.

All Festival venues are currently operating at 100% capacity in line with NSW Government health guidelines. Please be aware the current regulations allow patrons to be seated alongside each other.

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