Addison Road Writers’ Festival, Sydney, Australia – May 2022

ADDI ROAD WRITERS’ FESTIVAL 2022 took place in Marrickville on Saturday 14 May. The festival united writers with musicians, artists and activists in a celebration of storytelling and community.

It included 40+ writers, poets, graphic novelists, journalists, video makers, sculptors, performers and spoken word artists. It involved ‘Book of the Year’ winner Safdar Ahmed; international dialogues on the day with writers in Northern Ireland and Indonesia; a conversation on the relationship between sport and politics; a debate on the state of the Australian media; and panels on memoir writing, biography and drugs in life and literature.

The day ended with a ‘yarn circle’ held by the 100-year-old Bigambul Elder Uncle Wes Marne to celebrate the release of his first book of poetry, Through Old Eyes.

400 people attended what was the second year for the Addi Road Writers’ Festival, a completely independent and community generated event that “reboots the idea of what a literary festival can be.” (CityHub, Sydney)

Addi Road Writers’ Festival 2022 was brought to you by… Addison Road Community Organisation (‘Addi Road’) and the Inner West Council.

An additional thank you to the following supporters on the day:
The Grifter Brewing Co, Harry Hartog Bookseller Marrickville, Giramondo Publishing, Cockatoo Comics, No Laughing Matter, International Page and Stage (Belfast) and BLACKBOOKS®️.

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