This year’s Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival (RSWWF) promises a unique and diverse exploration of prominent women voices in literature, across fiction and non-fiction, in print, poetry, performance and digital media. It will be held across three days: Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September at The Women’s Club, Sydney.
Established in 2013 and held each spring, the RSWWF has been described as ‘one of the most significant literary festivals on Sydney’s cultural calendar’ (stella.org.au). The milestone festival will be curated under the leadership of TWC Member Augusta Supple.
The RSWWF was conceived with the mission of celebrating and promoting women writers. We are privileged to have a curatorium comprising past Festival Directors: Margaret McKay, Dr Wendy Michaels OAM, Angela Bowne SC, Catherine Du Peloux Menage, and Kathryn Millard. Each Festival Director has offered her passion and unique talents to enrich the festival’s content, broaden its scope and dedicated to putting the woman writer front and centre of the conversation. In addition, the RSWWF will include guest curators: Roanna Gonsalves from UNSW, Helen Loughlin from Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Ally Burnham from Westwords, Adrienne Ferreira from Bravewords and Sara Mansour from Bankstown Poetry Slam.