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The Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival is a non-profit organisation, and we have tried to make Festival tickets as flexible and affordable as possible. You can buy weekend passes, day passes and sessions to individual events.

This website lists events individually, but you can also view our Festival Program brochure below (click Fullscreen for easy viewing).

You can also view a list of events in date order here.

Festival Weekend Pass $184/$154 (early-bird); $199/$169

These tickets give access to all Festival sessions in the main program, including our Festival Opening Party. Tickets exclude workshops, Book Club with Michelle de Kretser and our literary dinner.

Note that in order to guarantee your seat for Saturday events, when there are often two events being held simultaneously, you will receive an email immediately after purchasing your pass that asks you to select your preferred events.

Early-bird tickets are available until Friday 19 July.

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Festival Gold Pass $294/$264 (early-bird); $309/$279

These tickets give access to all Festival sessions in the main program, including our Festival Opening Party and the Saturday night literary dinner with Stan Grant. Tickets exclude workshops and Book Club with Michelle de Kretser.

Note that in order to guarantee your seat for Saturday events, when there are often two events being held simultaneously, you will receive an email immediately after purchasing your pass that asks you to select your preferred events.

Early-bird tickets are available until Friday 19 July.

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Carrington Day Passes $83/$71 (early-bird); $89/$77

The Saturday Carrington Day Pass provides entry to all five events held in the Carrington Ballroom on Saturday. Similarly, a Sunday Carrington Day Pass provides entry to all five events held in the Carrington Grand Dining Room on Sunday.

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Cultural Centre Day Pass $75/$65 (early-bird); $70/$60

The Cultural Centre Day Pass provides entry to all four events held in the Seminar Room on Saturday. (Note that this pass does not include entry to the Saturday workshop held in the Workshop Room.)

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Individual Tickets

You can purchase individual tickets for all events. Most events are $20 full-price and $17.50 concession. We use TryBooking as our ticket portal, and note that once you have added one ticket to your shopping cart, you can click FIND OTHER EVENTS to browse other festival events and add these to your cart. This way, if you want to buy more than one ticket, you only need to enter your payment details once.

You can buy individual tickets by browsing the events on our website and clicking the BOOK HERE button. Alternatively, you can view a single listing of all festival events, along with links to purchase tickets, here.

Workshops

We also offer a program of separately ticketed workshops, including:

From Little Things, Big Things Grow (Saturday 17 August, Lithgow)  $60/$50

The Art of the Sentence with Michelle de Kretser (Friday 23 August, Katoomba) $70/60

Freeform Prose and Experimental Writing with Stephanie Bishop (Friday 23 August, Katoomba) $70/60

Writing Great Dialogue with Melina Marchetta (Saturday 24 August, Katoomba) $70/60

Notes and conditions

All tickets are subject to booking fees. We prefer if you can purchase tickets online, but if you require assistance, we can also take your order over the phone at (02) 4782 5674.