Welcome to the official website for Writers Unleashed Sutherland Shire Writers' Festival
Proudly brought to you by the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Sutherland branch
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.
On Saturday 1 August 2020 Writers Unleashedwill feature some of Australia's best literary talent. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of our 2020 lineup.
The Sutherland Shire Writers’ Festival, known as Writers Unleashed, is a growing community and literary event. From humble beginnings, we have expanded to incorporate workshops, publishing consultations, author talks and book signings.
With a strong focus on the promotion and support of Australian writers and publishers, the festival 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.
In 2020, we will be running sessions concurrently across 3 rooms, devoted to presentations by children's writers, YA writers and adult writers. There will be an editor panel discussion and we will also announce the winners of our annual picture book writing competition.
2019 Picture Book Writing Competition awards are announced! Click here for details Details of the 2020 competition are coming soon.
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