Sydney Writers’ Festival heads to Tamworth | Video

WRITER: Journalist, author, curator, and Sydney Writers' Festival artistic director Michaela McGuire is bringing the international event to Tamworth's Capitol Theatre.
WRITER: Journalist, author, curator, and Sydney Writers' Festival artistic director Michaela McGuire is bringing the international event to Tamworth's Capitol Theatre.

TAMWORTH literary lovers are turning the page into an exciting new chapter. 

One of the country’s most celebrated literary events, Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF), is coming to the city via the big screen. 

The SWF Live and Local program will be returning to Tamworth on Friday, May 26 by streaming its headline events from Sydney direct to the Capitol Theatre.

Audiences can participate in the sessions by submitting questions to the authors in Sydney via a live feed.

This year’s festival is tied together by the theme of “refuge”.

In the 10am session, A Murder in the Family, three authors talk to Michael Williams about the challenges and consequences of writing from life.

The next session hears from author Deng Adut recalling how he was conscripted at age seven into Sudan’s brutal civil war.

The program also includes a talk from James Shapiro, one of the world’s leading experts on Shakespeare, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Susan Faludi on her estranged 76-year-old father’s gender confirmation surgery.

Tamworth is one of 30 community partners on board to deliver highlights from the 2017 SWF program.

Tickets are available at capitoltheatretamworth.com.au or call 6766 2028.