Discover more about the people we work with, the places we go, the stories we share and other tasty tidbits along the UPLIT journey.


Message from our Principal Partner

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A Message from our Principal Partner, The University of QueenslandDeputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) PROFESSOR IAIN WATSON  The University of Queensland shares UPLIT’s commitment to deliver high-calibre, transformative cultural experiences that create change in people’s lives. Our outstanding students, staff and alumni contribute to the Festival program by sharing their perspectives and...

Message from the CEO and Artistic Director

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A message from the CEO and Artistic DirectorZOE POLLOCK I am delighted to introduce you to my first Brisbane Writers Festival program as CEO and Artistic Director of UPLIT. It is a great honour to be custodian of this important literary event, now in its 55th year, returning to its home at State Library of Queensland. Early in my career I had the privilege of working with the late Jill Roe, a distinguished...

Message from the Premier

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A message from the Honourable Premier of Queensland and Minister for the ArtsANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK MPThis year marks the 55th anniversary of the Brisbane Writers Festival, which has grown into an international event that has sparked real connections for writers and audiences. The 2017 Brisbane Writers Festival offers a diverse and compelling program that considers the curated worlds of knowledge creation,...

Hello to Bill Hazard, our new Head of Production

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In exciting news, we're very happy to welcome Bill Hazard to the UPLIT team as our new Head of Production.  Bill’s extensive experience in the arts and events industry spans 25 years, both on and off the stage. Most recently as Production Manager at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Bill delivered events for the Myriad Festival for tech and innovation, Queensland Ballet, the Powerhouse Writers+Ideas...

UPLIT Reading Recommendations: Mother's Day

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Mother’s Day is this weekend, so we here at UPLIT want to share some of our Mother’s Day picks for this weekend. It might be a gift, a conversation starter, or simply a new addition to your own bookshelf.   Zoe recommends…  Oliver of the Levant by Debra Jopson  I’m very lucky to have an incredibly talented Mother who published her first novel last year.  Oliver...

The UPLIT List: May

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Book Launch Hello Rainbow by Rhonda Brown Wed 3 May Dudley Denny City Library, Mackay   Workshop More Treasures from Trove Thu 4 May State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane   Author Talk Griffith Review: Millennial Edition Panel Fri 5 May Avid Reader, West End   Author Talk Dr Susan...

Hello to Ella Peile, our new Children & YA Coordinator

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We are thrilled to welcome Ella Peile to the UPLIT team as our new Children and Young Adult Program Coordinator.  Ella holds a Bachelor in Education (Hons) and has extensive experience in delivering  literature and drama programs with arts organisations including Queensland Theatre Company and Zen Zen Zo, and has taught at Kelvin Grove State High School and Laidley State High...

UPLIT Reading Recommendations: 31 March 2017

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Cyclones? Floods? High force winds? While Queenslanders are staying safe indoors this week, here are some of our Reading Recommendations to make the most out of this wet weather.   The Sellout by Paul Beatty      Biting, timely and hilarious, Paul Beatty’s critically acclaimed and Man Booker Award-winning novel is an entertaining and powerful...

The UPLIT List: April

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New Australian writing Mr Takahashi & Other Falling Secrets by Sandra Thibodeaux Thu 30 March – Sat 8 April Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns   Brisbane Youth Week Fri 31 March – Sun 9 April Various locations across Brisbane   A Rock & Roll Writers Festival Sat 1 & Sun 2 April The Old Museum, Brisbane ...