Tickets for the Writers Unleashed festival are now on sale! The program is available. Editor consultations for adult manuscripts have bookings remaining. Editor consultations for children's manuscripts have all sold out. For a list of our fabulous presenters and the editors for this year click here.
Want to support the Festival? Simply click on the button below.
Entries to our Writers Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition 2019 have closed. Click here for details. Good luck to all those who have entered! First round of judging has now commenced.
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
Proudly brought to you by
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.