Live & Local 2019 at Broome Public Library

After the success of Live & Local in 2018, Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to Broome in 2019.

One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Carriageworks in Sydney direct to Broome Public Library on Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May.

Prepare to be stimulated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as the Festival brings the world’s finest authors to Broome in real time. As well as hearing new ideas from great thinkers, audiences have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.

Be part of Live & Local, streamed live by Sydney Writers’ Festival and delivered locally by Broome Public Library.


Friday 3 May

Saturday 4 May

Sunday 5 May

Session 2



Max Porter: Lanny

 In conversation with Michael Williams

Meg Wolitzer: The Female Persuasion

In conversation with Angela Ledgerwood

Session 3


Stick and Stones: Defamation Law

David Marr in conversation with Louise Adler, Osam Faruqi and David Rolph

Whose ABC?

Sally Warhaft talks with Mark Scott, Jonathan Holmes, Margaret Simons and Marc Fennell

Belonging: The Story of the Jews

Paul Holdengräber speaks with Simon Schama

Session 4


Ben Quilty: Home

In conversation with Julian Burnside QC

Jenny Erpenbeck: Go, Went, Gone

In conversation with Michelle de Krester

Andrew Sean Greer: Less

In conversation with David Marr

Session 5


David Marr: My Country

In conversation with Sally Warhaft

Boys to Men: The Masculinity Crisis

Jan Fran talks with Clementine Ford and Adam Liaw

“I Do Not Want to See This in Print”

Annabel Crabb talks to Samantha Maiden, Niki Savva and Sharri Markson

Closing 4-5pm



Fatima Bhutto


Days and Times for the event
Friday, 3 May 2019, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Broome Public Library, Hamersley St Broome WA 6725
Broome Public Library
Tel: (08) 9191 3477
Web: Sydney Writers' Festival - Live & Local
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