What else you need to know about the ‘Shalom | Sydney Jewish Writers Festival’…
The ‘Shalom | Sydney Jewish Writers Festival’ is an annual festival which also runs pop up events throughout the year.
Established in 2006, the SJWF pioneered the creation of a platform for Jewish literature and writers, and continues to be the premier event for them.
Among the international writers the festival has hosted are Simon Sebag Montefiore, Etgar Keret, Masha Gessen, Lily Brett, Howard Jacobson, Daniel Mendelsohn, Tom Segev, Gil Hovav, Deborah Lipstadt and Gideon Raff.
The ‘Shalom | Sydney Jewish Writers Festival’ aims to:
- Celebrate and cultivate Jewish literary and intellectual life.
- Expand the horizons of readers and the audiences of writers.
- Enable personal interactions between readers and writers, and between writers.
- Bring the Jewish community together through a cultural, cross-communal experience.
- Enable the community to enjoy Jewish life in a positive and meaningful way.
- Engage the non-Jewish community in Jewish culture and ideas.