TalkTime – Sydney Writers Festival Livestream (Day 3) @ Gladstone City Library

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TalkTime – Sydney Writers Festival Livestream (Day 3) @ Gladstone City Library

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After the wild success of Live & Local in 2022, Sydney Writers’ Festival is coming to Gladstone in 2023 to bring the best of the Festival direct to you.

One of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will live-stream its headline events from Sydney to Gladstone City Library on Thursday 25, Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May

Prepare to be invigorated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions featuring some of the world’s finest writers and thinkers. Audiences can also participate in live Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions straight to the Sydney stage.

Join us for Live & Local 2023, streamed live by Sydney Writers’ Festival and delivered locally to the Gladstone Region.

Day 1 Program

Title Participants Start Time
End Time
Program Short Copy AUSLAN Interpreted
A Life in Food: Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer Stephanie Alexander
Maggie Beer
Adam Liaw (host)
10:00 11:00 Culinary icons Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer reflect on their decades-long friendship and decorated careers, which have transformed how Australians think about food, with interviewer Adam Liaw.
Crime and Justice Helen Garner
Hedley Thomas
Sarah Krasnostein (host)
12:00 13:00 Helen Garner and Hedley Thomas discuss their approaches to writing about crime and how they grapple with questions of justice, in conversation with Sarah Krasnostein. YES
Great Adaptations Eleanor Catton
Holly Ringland
Tom Rob Smith
Benjamin Law (host)
14:00 15:00 Bestselling authors Eleanor Catton, Holly Ringland and Tom Rob Smith share the ins and outs of bringing work from the page to the screen, in conversation with Benjamin Law.



27 May 2023


All Day


Gladstone City Library
39 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Central


Gladstone City Library
(07) 4976 6400