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Celebrate the power of storytelling at the inaugural Manly Writers' Festival

Meet other readers and authors, hear from and talk with our special guests, rub elbows with  aspiring writers, or join in a book club discussion.


14, 15 & 16 March 2024


Manly (Sydney), NSW

Manly Writers' Festival

On our land, storytelling has been valued for more than 40,000 years and has been an important way to pass information from one generation to the next. 


What better place to bring together authors, writers, and readers for an inspiring and informative two days just talking about books and writing?


Beyond the world famous Manly Beach and eponymous ferry, Manly has a literary life.


Just like the entire city, Manly and the Northern Beaches is an area rich in cultural and linguistic diversity, creativity .... and beautiful light.


This inaugural two-day festival for readers and writers will bring together ideas and writing, and explore issues at a time of significant change in the world, as well as simply enjoy great stories.


The Manly Writers' Festival will feed your heart and mind and will leave you energised, informed, and inspired.

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