Be inspired by Adelaide Writers’ Week 2024

From 2 – 7 March, Adelaide Writers’ Week will bring together the world's leading writers in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden to reflect on the lessons of history, make sense of the present moment and imagine the future.

In her second year, Director Louise Adler AM said: “Writers’ Week will offer readers illuminating, inspiring and intriguing conversations about the process of writing and the ideas that have kept writers at their desks over the past year, including the fundamental query: what truly defines our humanity?”

Confirmed writers include Tracey Spicer, William McInnes, Leigh Sales, Kate Grenville, and Trent Dalton, and Adelaide authors include Pip Williams, Peter Goldsworthy, Peter Goers and Walter Marsh.

Begin each morning at 8am with Breakfast with Papers, where presenters Tory Shepherd and Jonathan Green with a daily lineup of guests will interrogate the morning media and current events with an amused and critical eye.

With the support of Office for Ageing Well and Seniors Card, selected sessions from Monday 4 March to Thursday 7 March will be livestreamed to schools, libraries, community centres and aged care communities around South Australia for those unable to attend in person.

Young readers aged 2-12 can gather on Sunday 3 March for a packed program of picture book, graphic novel and epic middle grade series authors (including Jessica Townsend of the popular Nevermoor series) and the YA Night will take place on Tuesday 5 March with a teen poetry slam, bestselling fantasy author Lynette Noni and acclaimed Yuin writer Gary Lonesborough.

What’s on at Adelaide Town Hall include:

Family Circus

Sunday 3 March, 2:30pm

Co-hosts Sarah Kanowski and Richard Fidler and authors Trent Dalton, Martin Flanagan, Wendy Harmer, Lisa Millar and Christos Tsiolkas will share captivating snapshots from their personal family stories.

The Rest is Politics

Sunday 3 March, 7pm

Facilitator Sarah Ferguson (7:30) will shepherd UK political doyens Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart through a discussion of leaders, leadership and lying from Vladimir Putin – “the author of lying as strategy”, according to Alastair Campbell – to Boris Johnson, who Rory Stewart once described as the “best liar we ever had”.

Bookings for ticketed events can be made online or by calling 1300 393 404.

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