“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” Percy Bysshe Shelley once mused. His famous epithet resonates today as readers turn to a new generation of poets who are bringing rhyme and reason to bear on thorny ideas and urgent emotions in uncertain times.
In this special event, the poets behind some of the year’s most thought-provoking and stirring works read and perform from their works.
Featuring Eunice Andrada (TAKE CARE), Tony Birch (Whisper Songs), Maxine Beneba Clarke (How Decent Folk Behave), Sarah Holland-Batt (The Jaguar and Fishing for Lightning), Jazz Money (how to make a basket), Omar Musa (Killernova) and Sara M. Saleh, with host Declan Fry.
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.