Live streaming from home
In 2022, Writers’ Week will again allow you to experience a varied array of our program’s most provocative and potent events from the comfort of your own home with our Curated Dozen. These twelve events are curated from our international and Australian line-up, across fiction and non-fiction. Selected events of the Curated Dozen are presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre, the Centre for Ideas at the University of NSW and the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of NSW.
Can I stream all sessions from home?
No, only the twelve events that are part of the Curated Dozen.
How do I livestream from home?
You will need to first purchase a ticket from our website using the links on our CURATED DOZEN page. Once you have completed the purchase, you will receive an email with a PDF ticket with a link to watch the event - simply click on the 'Watch My Session' button. The button/link will work only on the day and time the session is scheduled for and for 48 hours thereafter.
You will need an account to be able to purchase your ticket and watch the event. You must be logged into your account to be able to access the live stream of your session within the allocated time.
Depending on your spam settings, the email with your PDF ticket may end up in your junk, updates or promotions folders. If it’s still not there 30 minutes after you bought the ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the support team will forward your ticket to you again.
How long do I have to watch the event?
A recording of the livestream will be live online for 48 hours. This means you can watch the event live, as it happens, or within the 48 hours after the event. Please ensure you have sufficient time to watch the events refunds will not be given for unwatched or unfinished events.
During a session's viewing window, you will be able to rewind, forward through, pause or exit and restart the session. Undertaking any of these actions will not extend the viewing window.
Will any events sell out or is there a capacity?
Tickets for the Curated Dozen are generous but not unlimited. If you don't want to miss out we recommend buying as soon as possible.
What is the ticket price?
Tickets are available on a Pay What You Can basis, with a recommended minimum of $15 per event for those in full-time employment. There is no minimum price and tickets can be purchased for $0.
Why should I pay when I can see it for free in the Garden?
You can see Adelaide Writers’ Week for free in the garden, you can watch selected sessions for free in your local library, you can listen to the sessions as podcasts when they are released once the Festival has finished.
We are committed to Adelaide Writers’ Week being a free event but with increasing costs for the infrastructure of Adelaide Writers’ Week, reduced federal government funding, a modest contribution from book sales, a grateful contribution from philanthropy and foreign governments, the majority (61%) of the funding of Writers’ Week is underwritten by the Festival.
Many people in the audience have the choice to attend in the garden or at a library: however, if you can't travel to Adelaide, are isolating/quarantining, or simply can't take time during the day to be there, this new service allows you to experience Writers' Week from home, and catch up on selected sessions for 48hrs after they happened in the Garden: we simply ask, if you can pay something for the convenience of streaming any of the Curated Dozen into your home and help offset costs, please do.
I can’t find my tickets with the link to access the Live Stream
Look for the name of the session in your email inbox, or for emails sent by email@example.com
I am getting an error when trying to access the Live Stream
Make sure you are logged into your account with the same email address and password you used to purchase your ticket. If you are still having issues or are not sure which email address you should be using, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I got bumped out / My connection dropped / The stream stopped
If you experience any issues with the stream, please try reloading the page. If you are still having issues, please contact email@example.com
I can’t hear the sound!
If you cannot hear the performance, please check your system settings, as well as the individual browser tab volume settings. Depending on your browser, you may need to manually unmute the content, as some browsers mute content under various circumstances. If all else fails, try refreshing your browser tab.
If you are still having issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I cast the stream to my tv?
Yes! Though different devices will need specific solutions.
Desktops/laptops running the Chrome browser will be able to cast to your television via Chromecast. Once you've accessed the Watch page, go to View > Cast in your Chrome browser menu. You should then be able to select the connected Chromecast device and stream the page to your television. You can also click the fullscreen icon on the video to run it in fullscreen on your television. (Please note: Your Chromecast device will need to be turned on and on the same wi-fi signal as your browser.)
Android mobile devices can cast the browser window to a television using a Chromecast and the Google Home App.
iOS mobile devices (iPhones and iPads) cannot cast using a Chromecast.
The easiest way to cast from a Mac or iOS device via an Apple TV is to mirror the device’s screen.
On your Mac, click the Display icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen, and select "Airplay to: Apple TV". If you don't see the Display icon, go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Displays, then select "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available".
Please note: Your Apple TV device will need to be turned on and on the same wi-fi network as your Mac.
More information on mirroring your Mac via Apple TV can be found here.
iOS devices can use Screen Mirroring from the Control Centre to cast the entire iPhone or iPad screen to your TV via Apple TV.
To open Control Centre on your device:
- On iPhone X or later or iPad with iPadOS or later: Swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
- On iPhone 8 or earlier or iOS 11 or earlier: Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
Once open, tap Screen Mirroring, and select your Apple TV.
Please note: Your Apple TV device will need to be turned on and on the same wi-fi network as your device.
More information on mirroring your iOS device via Apple TV can be found here.
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