Story week 2023 will champion the resilience of language and culture

The theme for this annual literary festival is all about raising visibility: 'Be Heard – Be Seen'.

Story Week 2023 (SW23) will take place from 1-8 October in various locations around Sydney. Highlights include multilingual reflections and Indigenous voices, the art of shouting, a slam final at Sydney Opera House and poets vying against ChatGPT. Nearly 100 guest writers will partake in the many events around the city, with comedian Nazeem Hussain, creator of TV shows Legally Brown and Orange is the New Brown the 2023 Story Week Ambassador.

Also headlining this year are Australian Poetry Slam Champion Solli Raphael and award-wining poet Madison Godfrey, alongside disability activist Hannah Diviney and transgender non-binary author Dylin Hardcastle.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Unlock this content?

Access this content and more

Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on