Adelaide Writers Week

Along with the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Writers’ Week is celebrating its 30th event in 2015, taking place from Saturday 28 February to Thursday 5 March. This exciting event will be set in the beautiful Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden.  

This year 82 international and local writers will participate in the event. It is dedicated to one of Australia’s most gifted writers, Robert Dessaix, author of 'Night Letters', 'Arabesques and recently', 'What Days are for'.

Of the many conversations that will take place in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, you will hear stories about Australia and the bush, families of all types, childhood and youth, history, end times, adventures through time, hope, artists, anxiety, troubled America, politics and sexual politics, migration, money, New York, travel, medicine, and Palestine.

Those who missed Julia Gillard’s sold-out talk in October 2014 will have another chance to hear her discuss her memoir 'My Story'.

This year’s ticketed session 'The Third Plate' with influential chef and author Dan Barber (USA) includes lunch, wine and a discussion on the politics of food. With his new book 'The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food', Barber explores the philosophies that have become central to the farm-to-table movement and proposes a new definition for delicious and ethical eating.

'Kids’ Weekend' returns with two big days of stories, games, painting, printing, parades and performances. In the big red story tent Andy Griffiths, Ted Prior, Andrew Joyner and a little mouse called Maisy join Story Trove, who will be performing iconic children’s stories in foley. 

The Adelaide Writers’ Week 2015 program is available free of charge, and can be collected at 31 Bendigo Bank branches across South Australia from Wednesday 21 January.

Event Details:
Adelaide Writers’ Week 2015
Where: Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, King William Road
When: Saturday 28 February – Thursday 5 March (Kids’ Weekend: Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March)
FREE – no bookings required

Ticketed Session:
The Third Plate: Dan Barber
Where: Jolleys Boathouse Restaurant, 1 Jolleys Lane
When: Wed 4 Mar, 12pm – 2pm
Tickets: Adults $85 – includes main course, sides, coffee and a glass of wine.

For more information on events and activities happening at this years 'Adelaide Festival of Arts', visit: Adelaide Festival.

Image by: Seymour Centre