The Chrissy Sharp Poetry Gala (SWF) [Sydney]

Event Information


Thursday May 26, 2022
8:30 PM


Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street
Sydney, NSW

Auslan Interpreter/s

Yasmin Dandachi & Melissa Smith

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Stars of Stage and Screen

“Let us go then, you and I,/When the evening is spread out against the sky/Like a patient etherized upon a table.” (T.S. Eliot)

In 2021 some of Australia’s most beloved stars of stage and screen joined us at Sydney Writers’ Festival to share the words of the poets; to serenade us and delight us with sonnets and couplets and verse. The event was the brainchild of our previous CEO, the late Chrissy Sharp, whose love of great poetry and career of wrangling actors combined to create an extraordinary evening. And the tradition continues. Join us for one of the most unmissable celebrations of words on the calendar. Featuring Heather Mitchell, Johnny Leary, Paul Capsis, Shari Sebbens, Ella Scott Lynch, Catherine Van Davies, Max Cullen and Brendan Cowell.


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