This year's Sydney Writers' Festival (Monday May 27th to Sunday June 2nd 2002), will feature both Adelaide's Sean Williams and Sydney local Garth Nix.
As described on its website, the Sydney Writers' Festival 2002 is a "week-long annual celebration of reading and writing featuring
published writers across genre and form from across Australia and
around the world". In their efforts to "reflect the range of writing from
literary and popular fiction, poetry, screenwriting, journalism to
serious non-fiction", and no doubt in support of their belief that
"by representing the work of young writers and cutting-edge topics,
[the Festival] should be attractive to young audiences and create new
audiences for writing as well as attracting and consolidating established
literary audiences", they've chosen to add Adelaide's pop culture guru
Kirsty Brooks—along with lesser-known partner Sean Williams
and fellow Australian genre powerhouse Garth Nix—to this year's
guest list. (Others Festival guests include genre writers Kate Forsyth,
Sophie Masson, Felicity Pulman, Venero Armanno, Cecilia Dart-Thornton and
Anna Fienberg, and genre illustrator Kim Gamble.)
Sean and Garth will both be participating in the Seymour Theatre Centre
School Program which involves teaching workshops and "meet the writer"
sessions, and Sean will be helping to judge the "Can You Survive the
Drive?" short fiction competition.
Some 90% of events have no entry charge, and the Festival takes in venues
across the city. For more information, email the
(Wednesday, April 24 @ 22:06:10 WST)