The Sports Writers Festival 2017

This year’s edition of The Sports Writers Festival is fast approaching.

The Melbourne event, to be held on 28th and 29th of October at Rydges Melbourne, 186 Exhibition Street will feature speakers Christopher Shen, Susan Alberti AC, Karen Lyon, Andrew Mangan, Francis Leach, Angela Pippos, Alicia Sometimes, Tony Wilson, Matthew Hardy and Waleed Aly.

The Sydney leg at the Seymour Centre on the 3rd and 4th of November will hear from Peter FitzSimons, Steve Mascord, Melinda Farrell, Peter Lalor, Malcolm Knox, Cate McGregor and Andrew Mangan.

Almanac readers will receive a special discount for single sessions : all tickets/every session Adults $20 and Concession $10 (use the code ALMANAC – available from 3:30pm Weds 18th October)

For full details of the event, including how to book, check out


  1. Hi guys,

    I have already bought day passes for both 28th and 29th and wonder if I can still get discounts or not.



  2. I just attempted to purchase a ticket for a Sunday single session, however there were no prompts for the code to be entered all the way up to final confirmation of payment. Anyone able to help?

  3. G’day Jarrod,

    I have done as if I am buying another Almanac ticket on the Moshtix website. Choose your session and then prices are shown. Enter “ALMANAC” in the code section and press “buy a ticket”. Then discount offers for Almanac ticket prices come up. And enter the quantities and press “buy a ticket” button once again.

    To purchase your ticket, you need to sing up the Moshtix account. It’s easy to create the account.

    I hope it helps.



  4. ??? Yoshi!

    I’ll give it another crack this evening :)

  5. Sorry Yoshi, ??? is supposed to say “Doumo” in Hiragana


  6. No worries Jarrod!


    I hope you are getting the discounted ticket. I will be at all sessions both on 28th and 29th. See you there!


  7. All sorted out now, the code has been activated on the site. See you soon Yoshi!

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