Sydney Writers' Festival

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences are a proud major partner of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Our partnership with the Sydney Writers’ Festival is built on our commitment to exploring big ideas, creating new knowledge, and tackling critical social issues.

The Thinking Globally series is supported by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences


2018 On-campus Event with Jenny Zhang

Sydney Writers Festival Jenny Zhang

Sydney Writers' Festival In Conversation with Jenny Zhang

Thursday 3 May, 6.15pm

Join us at UNSW for a conversation with New York based poet, writer and performer Jenny Zhang. Zhang’s recent short story collection Sour Hearts, explores an immigrant Chinese American community through the eyes of a series of young girls.

Jenny will be in conversation with writer, comedian, actor and TV presenter Alex Lee.

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Listen to the 2017 On-campus Event with Roxane Gay

Sydney Writers’ Festival comes to UNSW, Professor Emma A Jane from UNSW's School of the Arts & Media spoke with the New York based author about her contribution to the contemporary feminist debate and her latest collection of stories Difficult Women and the success of her previous work The Bad Feminist.

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