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 quality and diversity within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at UNSW has formed the perfect basis for a partnership with Sydney Writers' Festival – one focused on the exploration of pertinent themes, ground breaking research and a community forum of engaging discussion."

Jemma Birrell, Artistic Director, 2016 Sydney Writers' Festival

Yeonmi Park

Yeonmi Park:The Young North Korean Defector Changing the World

Thursday 19 May 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Human rights activist Yeonmi Park spoke at UNSW sharing her extraordinary story of survival and escape.

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Leading Australia in creative writing innovation

UNSW leads Australia in ‘creative writing’ innovation. Telling stories, both fiction and non-fiction, is at the heart of our cultural imagination. Through UNSW’s Creative Writing and English Literature practical and research programs, Australia’s most exciting new talent is rising up.

Find out more about our teaching and research programs:

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  • Cultivating flows of ideas and good writing.
  • Connecting writers, publishers and students.
  • Offering special events, workshops and public talks.