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Thursday, 03 Mar 2016

High demand for Sydney Writers' Festival events for Year 9-12 students

Bookings are still open for events specifically aimed at students in Years 9-12 at this year's Sydney Writers' Festival. Some events only have a few places left and schools are encouraged to book soon to avoid disappointment.

BOSTES is partnering for the first time with Australia's biggest literary celebration to present a full day of events for school students delivered by the biggest stars of the 2016 Festival. Acclaimed writers and thinkers speak on a wide range of subjects, all linked to the school curriculum, ranging from Shakespeare's sonnets to modern Australia to climate change.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Tom Keneally, one of Australia’s most loved writers, who looks at the impact of World War One in shaping modern Australia
  • Futurist Richard Watson and economics commentator David Uren who analyse what it takes for governments and businesses to remain competitive in a global market
  • Former Olympian Leisel Jones who talks about fame, bullying, depression and how to be true to yourself.

This new program is designed to both inspire and stimulate students with knowledge and insight beyond the normal classroom experience. It relates to English, History, Science, Economics and Business, Civics and Citizenship, and PDHPE.

Two streams of specialist events will run from 10am-2pm on Monday 16 May in the heart of the festival precinct in Walsh Bay.

Visit the Sydney Writers' Festival website to see the full program and make a booking.

The festival also has a series of interesting events in May for students as part of its Secondary School Days program.

For more information, contact:
Anjani Nath
Strategic and External Relations
(02) 9367 8331