The Sydney Writer’s Festival is once again transforming Sydney into a lit Mecca from Monday May 19 to Sunday May 25.

It promises a whole week of varied events; music, readings, writing workshops, lectures, spoken word, comedy and more, covering topics as diverse as Jesus, World War One, disabilities, music, cooking andBreaking Bad(among others).

Our picks are Pulitzer Prizer winner Alice Walker speaking at the Opera House, with the help of musician Archie Roach; Eleanor Catton, youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize speaking about the winning bookThe Luminaries; and Tim Finn’s inventive performance ofWhite Cloud.There are events happening all over Sydney, and in selected locations throughout rural NSW, but the festival hub is at Walsh Bay.

If you’re keen to get literary, head to the website for the full program and tickets.

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