Check out Christine Sykes appearing on the Words and Nerds Podcast to chat about Writers Unleashed 2021!! Thank you Dani for giving us space on the podcast and for your fabulous support of local writers festivals!!
CLARIFICATION ON THE EPISODE - The Ngana Barangarai (Black Wallaby) Project Anthology Vol 9 was launched in April 2021 (Not being launched at the Festival). We are honoured to host Wadi Wadi Elder Aunty Barbara Nicholson from Ngana Barangarai to speak about the anthology and the project at the Festival. Copies of the anthology will be on sale at the Festival bookstore with all proceeds going back to Ngana Barangarai.
Our Picture Book Writing Competition is now closed. We're busily judging a shortlist for Clare Hallifax to pick a winner. Come back on 28 June to find out if you made the shortlist. GOOD LUCK!!!
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 present interesting and thought-provoking presentations and workshops.
The Festival 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 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 presented aim to reflect the diversity of writers within Australia.
We will be back in 2021, running sessions concurrently across three rooms, devoted to presentations by children's, YA and adult writers. There will be an editor panel discussion and we will announce the winners of our annual picture book writing competition.
Writers Unleashed acknowledges the Dharawal speaking people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land of Sutherland Shire. We extend our respects to Elders past and present of the Dharawal nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people visiting this Festival.