Sydney Writers' Festival 2017

When:22 May 2017, 9am - 8pm
23 May 2017, 9am - 8pm
24 May 2017, 9am - 8pm
25 May 2017, 9am - 8pm
26 May 2017, 9am - 8pm
27 May 2017, 9am - 8pm
28 May 2017, 9am - 8pm
Venue:Various across Sydney
Who:UNSW Arts & Social Sciences in partnership with Sydney Writers Festival

As a major partner of the Sydney Writers’ Festival, UNSW Arts & Social Sciences is proud to support a number of events as part of the 2017 Festival program.

Program Highlighs

Thinking Globally

Take a fresh look at some of the most pressing issues facing the world today. What does Britain’s exit from the European Union mean for employment, the economy, immigration and art? What does the legacy of 1917 mean for Russia a century on? In the world of the 24-hour news cycle, how much permission can you give yourself to tune out? Featuring Russian journalist and author Mikhail Zygar, The Guardian US data editor Mona Chalabi, leading economist Sebastian Mallaby, Shanghai Correspondent for NPR Rob Schmitz and bestselling author Thomas Friedman.

Thinking Globally is supported by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.


On Campus Event

What’s Feminism Got To Do With It? In conversation with the Bad Feminist Roxane Gay

Sydney Writers’ Festival comes to UNSW, as we chat 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.

This is a free event, however, bookings are essential. 


For a full of list of festival events, please visit