Hit the Bars for Sydney Writers' Festival
The Sydney Writers' Festival has released a shiny new iPhone app that lures you to uber cool Sydney bars to play games on your phone. But don’t expect to sit around playing Angry Birds - the iApp is essentially your ticket to a bar-hopping book quiz.
An interactive way to unlock some of the stories of the festival, all you have to do is download the SWF app and hit 'play' to begin. You'll receive a map with the bar locations, then, like magic, when you head to each of the bars you’ll reveal stories in the form of audio excerpts for your listening pleasure.
There's more to it than just the joy of secret stories though. Listen to the tales and guess the author and book that the story comes from, and you could win a VIP reserved table at the Festival Club and a pass for four to attend the Closing Address (Dava Sobel Regarding the Transit of Venus). Plus, the bar will even name a drink in honour of the book.
When bars, books, iPhones and a writers’ festival collide, you ought to get amongst it. Download the SWF app right here, right now…
WORDS: Ami-Leigh O'Donnell-Beggs