Adelaide Writers week will be happening this year in the city of Adelaide, South Australia between February 27th and May 3rd. Held at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens, off King William Street, this week long event is a great chance for those who are interested in writing, stories, or even a particular author to learn more about a particular author or story, and possibly get your book signed.
The FREE (yes that’s right folks, it’s all 100% free) event will showcase over 80 authors across the six days giving talks, interviews and discussing their works. This year will have a particular focus on formidable women, biographies, memories and short stories, but if none of them are your thing, don’t worry as it looks like there will be plenty of variety.
With well known authors such as Kate Grenville and Magda Szubanski in attendance, it looks like atmosphere at this years festival is going to be ineradicable this year. To find out more about who will be in attendance and when, you can download the full program from the Adelaide Festival website. If you would like a hard copy, programs are available at most book stores across Adelaide, or you can request that the Adelaide Festival send you a hard copy here.
Although it is skewed towards an adult audience, it is suitable for an audience of all ages, with the weekend specially devoted to events for children, including a mural making session with Maisy Mouse creator Lucy Cousins and story time with Andy Griffiths.
Libraries across South Australia are also getting into the spirit, hosting their own writers week events and streaming the sessions live from the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens. Check with your local library for more details.
I’ve never been Adelaide Writers Week before, and so I’m still not 100% sure what to expect, and I suspect many others out there are the same. However, I’m looking forward to attending some of the events and then letting you know all about it when it’s over. I might even see you there!