Live & Local program brings Sydney Writers’ Festival to Orange this month

Orange Council

Orange residents can enjoy the highlights of the 2024 Sydney Writers’ Festival when Orange City Library hosts the Live & Local program from 23 to 26 May.

One of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, the festival’s headline events will be livestreamed in the Orange Regional Gallery theatrette.

Orange City Council’s Services Policy Committee Chair, Cr Mel McDonell said the event had grown in popularity over the past couple of years.

“I’m pleased Orange has once again been chosen to livestream the Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Live & Local program,” Cr McDonell said.

“The Sydney Writers’ Festival is Australia’s largest celebration of books and ideas and features invigorating and engaging conversations, debates and discussions with some of the world’s

finest writers and thinkers.”

The program includes conversations and panel discussions with writers, podcasters, journalists, politicians, philosophers athletes and activists such as Barrie Cassidy, Trent Dalton, Leigh Sales, Lisa Millar, Julia Baird, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Suzie Miller, Julian Borger, AC Grayling, Hannah Ferguson, Abdukrazak Gurnah, Celeste Ng, David Wengrow, Jana Pittman and Katy Hessel.

Live & Local will be held from 10am to 5pm each day and audiences will be able to participate in live Q&A sessions at each event by sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.

The sessions are free, however, spaces are limited and people wishing to attend should book online via Eventbrite here or call Orange City Library on 6393 8132.

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