Context Writers Festival

Context begins in…


Context Writers Festival is a free, three-day festival for writers to connect and share new conversations about story, agency, and truth, held on Kaurna Yerta (Adelaide), from 22–24 September. 

Presented in partnership by Writers SA and City of Adelaide and guest curated by emerging South Australian editor and writer Tamara Montina, the 2023 Context Festival features a diverse range of local and national artists.

The program features an opening address by Dominic Guerrera, a Ngarrindjeri and Kaurna person who works as a poet, podcaster and writer; Pip Williams, author of the New York Times bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words; and Alice Pung OAM, the award-winning author of the memoir Unpolished Gem and new novel Laurinda.

Alice Pung (VIC)
Amani Haydar (NSW)
Anna Solding
Dominic Guerrera
Elena Carapetis
Hannah Coleman
Kylie Maslen
Melanie Pryor
Michael Bollen
Nat Luna
Nathan May
Pip Williams
Raneesha Saberi (QLD)
Robert Taylor
Smriti Daniel
Stephanie Mylan
Tamara Montina
Vivana Luzochimana
Walter Marsh
…and more!

Context Writers Festival
September 22-24
Adelaide City Library

Download the program here (PDF).

If you require Auslan interpretation for any sessions please let us know by emailing [email protected]. Please see library accessibility information here.

An initiative of the City of Adelaide delivered in partnership by Writers SA

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