Do you know why Agatha Christie visited Australia? What did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle do here that was so controversial? What did D.H. Lawrence do at the zoo? And what did Rudyard Kipling have to say about Sydneysiders? The Writers Walk at Circular Quay consists of 60 brass plaques set into the pavement between the Opera House and the Rocks. These plaques commemorate the visits of various writers to Sydney, some from other parts of Australia and others from much further afield.
Back in 2018 I did a mini tour of Circular Quay in Sydney visiting these plaques where we discussed why these writers came to Sydney, what they did here and what the public thought. As you can see below it was a sell-out success.
Would you like me to repeat it? If so, please let me know by email, or just leave a comment below. Something to look forward to when we can all travel safely into the city again.
Would you like to learn more about some of these writers, discover what brought them to Sydney, what they thought of the city and how the visit influenced their future writings?
If so, please consider joining me on my first ever guided walk in Sydney. I am offering two dates:
Friday 11 May or Sunday 20 May, SOLD OUT, NEW DATE FRIDAY 18TH MAY, SOLD OUT – CONTACT ME FOR STANDBY LIST Places are limited and you need to book either by emailing me or via my website. The walk will take place, rain or shine.
My book Brief Encounters: Literary Travellers in Australia was inspired by the Writers Walk. you can buy a signed copy if you book for the walk. Please let me know when you book if you would like a copy.
Will you be joining the walk? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.
Susannah Fullerton: HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, born 22 May 1859
Susannah Fullerton: HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Agatha Christie, born 15 September 1890
Susannah Fullerton: HAPPY BIRTHDAY – D.H. Lawrence, born 11 September 1885
Susannah Fullerton: Poem of the Month – April 2016, D.H. Lawrence, Piano
Susannah Fullerton: Recessional by Rudyard Kipling
Susannah Fullerton: Rudyard Kipling Companion Guide
Susannah Fullerton: Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express Companion Guide