Riverside Theatres
Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta NSW 2150


Riverside Theatres Box Office


Australia’s largest celebration of literature, stories and ideas return to Riverside Theatres, Parramatta for conversations on the theme of ‘power’ and the biggest YA program yet. 

The program features renowned journalist Peter Greste, former senator Jacqui Lambie, some of the freshest young poets and biggest names in YA fiction. 

Foreign correspondent Peter Greste examines the threat to investigative journalism in the age of terrorism and fake news, Jacqui Lambie speaks to ABC’s Richard Glover about her remarkable life and why “you can’t keep a bloody Lambie down.” 

Sydney Writers Festival at Parramatta - Peter Greste

The colossal All-Day YA line-up features bestselling author Patrick Ness and acclaimed writer Jesse Andrews along with local stars including Shaun Tan, Jay Kristoff and Alice Pung. The ever-popular TeenCon2018 returns and Omar Musa and Evelyn Araluen go head to head in a poetry debate. Stop by the YA Hub between sessions where you’ll find DJs, book signings, food trucks and more. Don’t miss it on Saturday 5 May from 10am to 5pm. 

Catch some of the most exciting young poets will battle it out at The Rumble, bringing rap performances, stories, monologues and poets to the stage.