Adelaide Festival 1 - 17 March 2013

Adelaide Writers' Week


Adelaide’s iconic literary festival returns in 2013 with a whole new host of writers, stories and literary adventures. Adelaide Writers’ Week brings together some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers for a celebration of the written word that will surprise, delight, challenge and entertain readers of all ages.

The 2013 Adelaide Writers’ Week explores secret histories – of the ancient world, the British Royal Family, the war in Iraq, the Balkans, marriage, old age, poverty, childhood, Soviet Russia, food politics, video games, love, sex, both World Wars, folktales, art world scandals, court rooms, locker rooms, school rooms, Australia’s convict past, horse breeding, wine making, country houses, movies, murder, money, Chinese food and afternoons on the beach.

The 2013 Adelaide Writers’ Week program is available now. To reserve your copy for $10 please send your name and address with credit card details (including CCV) or a cheque (made payable to Adelaide Festival Corporation) to: PO Box 8221 Station Arcade, Adelaide SA 5000. Alternatively pick up a copy from these retailers.

Download the live tweet schedule here.

Download the Adelaide Writers' Week pre-event Audio information:

Track 1. Introduction: Writer's Week Orientation

Track 2. General Information and History

Track 3. Site Layout and Access Facilities

Track 4. Getting There: General Information about Transport

Adelaide Writers' Week Access Map:

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Sat 2 Mar – Thu 7 Mar


Wheelchair Access Assistive Listening Systems

Wheelchair access

Guide dog watering station

Wheelchair recharge station

Assistive listening systems


Special thanks: Australia Council, Australia India Council, Canada Council, Dutch Foundation of Literature, Creative NZ, Independent Arts Foundation, The Mud Club, The Wheeler Centre and USA Consulate.

This project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.