Live and Local in Taree

Published on 24 April 2019


Following the success of Live and Local in 2017, Sydney Writers’ Festival is returning to Taree Library 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 Taree Library on Friday 3 May.

Prepare to be stimulated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as the Festival brings the world’s finest authors to Taree Library in real time.

“This is going to be a fantastic event for local literature enthusiasts, aspiring authors, or just genuine book lovers,” said Chris Jones, MidCoast Council’s Manager of Libraries.

“We’re so pleased to be able to stream the headliners and to be able to bring such a huge festival to the people of the MidCoast.”

Some of the major drawcards for this year’s event include Leigh Sales, Tom Switzer, Ben Quilty, Kate McClymont, David Marr and more.

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.

“It’s fantastic to be able to make an event of this calibre, accessible here in Taree,” added Chris.

Be part of Live & Local, streamed live by Sydney Writers’ Festival and delivered locally to Taree Library on Friday 3 May 2019.

Tickets are free and bookings are essential, visit to secure your spot.