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Whether youíre a well-published writer, an occasional scribbler with a book busting to get out, or you simply love the written word, the Sydney Writersí Festival is pure inspiration.
Itís all too easy to put our deepest passions on the backburner. Why? Iím not sure. But I do know we feel great when we give them some room to move.
The festival runs from May the 18th to the 24th. Itís held in the Walsh Bay area (thereís a shuttle bus from Circular Quay), and a whole bunch of other city, suburban and regional locations. With a whole week of events all over the state, and with many of them free, thereís really no excuse to miss it.
Germaine Greer makes an appearance and, having heard her speak before, I expect she wonít hold much back. Sheís always thought-provoking and entertaining. Wendy Harmer, one of Australiaís best-known humourists, should have everyone in stiches.
I love the huge range of speakers and events. In fact, I canít narrow my choices down to a manageable number. Thereís something for every taste and age, including school kids, who can meet some of their favourite authors like Morris Gleitzman and Danny Katz.