Streaming Literary Delights To Your Doorstep

After wild success in 2023, the Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local livestream is back, with Eurobodalla Libraries bringing the best of the festival directly to you.

Libraries coordinator Samantha Fenton says top-shelf events will be live-streamed from Sydney to the Narooma, Moruya and Batemans Bay libraries daily from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 May.

“This is one of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, with some of the world’s finest writers and thinkers,” Ms Fenton said.

“Listen to the always compelling Trent Dalton as he captures real-world people onto the page, discuss hope and hero librarians with Celeste Ng as she delves into her newest novel set in a dystopian version of Trump’s America, then get real with Hamish MacDonald as he hosts a panel of journalists and world-news editors thrashing out ways to keep reporters safe while filing from a war zone.”

The feedback from last year’s Live & Local was overwhelming, with attendees asking for more of the same: “I attended all the sessions”, “This is a gift to readers, writers and the general community”, and “An excellent initiative. Please repeat!” just a few examples.

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