Tickets for the Writers Unleashed festival close tomorrow on Wed 14th August. Click here!The program is available. Looking forward to a fantastic day for our tenth anniversary. Our authors and presenters this year are: Mark Brandi, Heath Davis, Kate Forsyth, Susanne Gervay, Helena Fox, Pat Grant, Pamela Hart, Meg Keneally, Alexandra Nahlous, Joanna Nell, Bianca Nogrady, Oliver Phommavanh, Philip Porter, Tohby Riddle, Lisa Shanahan and Jodie Wells-Slowgrove. For a list of our fabulous presenters for this year click here.
Book Bag Giveaways Congratulations to Kathryn Fletcher, Azmeena Kelly, Zena Shapter and Patricia Ruell. Winners of our author book bags!!
Our Writers Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition 2019 shortlist is announced! Click here for details. Presentation of the awards will be at the Writers Unleashed Festival on Saturday 17th August.
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The Writers Unleashed festival is set for,
Saturday 17th August 2019!
We look forward to bringing you a wealth of authors, for a great day on writing!
It is our 10th Year!! 🎉 🎂
Welcome to the official website for
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the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Sutherland Shire
For many years, writers and readers from Sydney and beyond have relied on Writers Unleashed to bring interesting and thought-provoking presentations and workshops to them.
The Sutherland Shire Writers’ Festival, known as Writers Unleashed, is a growing community and literary event.
From humble beginnings, we have expanded our program to incorporate workshops, book launches and publishing consultations as well as the author talks and book signings.
With a strong focus on the promotion and support of Australian writers and publishers, the festival also aims to educate and encourage aspiring writers and illustrators throughout the region.
Many of our presenters are at the top of their field, though we also love to promote newly emerging talents. The topics and genres of books and literature presented aim to reflect the diversity of writers within Australia.
This year we will be running sessions concurrently in 3 rooms, devoted to presentations by children's writers, YA writers and adult writers and editors. There also will be panel discussions at the final session.