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 Looking at the East Stage of Adelaide Writers' Week with a massive crowd sitting in the shade of the trees

A marvellously free six-day event in a shady spot on the edge of the River Torrens

Sydney Morning Herald

Adelaide Writers’ Week is Australia’s largest free literary festival, offering both writers and readers a unique opportunity to spend time sharing ideas and literary explorations in a garden setting in Adelaide’s city centre. Each carefully selected program brings the world's most celebrated established and emerging writers together for a week that delights, surprises and enlightens audiences.

Each Adelaide Writers’ Week includes six days of free panel sessions that are presented live in the gardens, and made available online via podcast. The program also features a series of ticketed special events throughout the year, and the popular free Kids’ Weekend, which attracts hundreds of families for fun and engaging literary adventures. The directorship of Jo Dyer kept the traditional appointments but added some new (and very well welcomed) events, including the Middle and Young Adults day, the Twilight Talks and the possibility to stream selected events from home with the Curated Dozen.

Over the years, Adelaide Writers’ Week has seen some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers in conversation about literature, politics, poetry, current events, biography, the short story and much, much more.


Save the date for the next editions: 

5 - 10 Mar 2022 | 4 - 9 Mar 2023


Read more about 2022 Writers' Week

Listen to the 2021 podcasts