Brisbane Writers Festival, presented by UPLIT

Brisbane Writers Festival will return in 2017 from 6 - 10 September, going on sale in late July. 

Brisbane Writers Festival returned in 2016 for the 54th time to explore ideas, identity and imagination through conversation and debate, powered by the year’s best writing.

Held in tropical springtime within the State Library of Queensland and the adjacent Cultural Precinct, this annual and much-loved cultural institution continues to grow every year and attract an eagar and ever-increasing community of highly-engaged readers.

In 2016, you’ll notice we looked a little bit different. For the first time, Brisbane Writers Festival was presented by UPLIT.

The 2016 Brisbane Writers Festival brought together writers and thought-leaders from around the world, including Lionel Shriver, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Meg Rosoff, Suki Kim, A.C. Grayling, Meg & Tom Keneally, Neil Strauss and Alexei Sayle.

Across the program, we explored connection and belonging and examined how the reading journey helps us define our shared identity.

Continuing on in 2017, you'll be able to join your favourite writers and hear striking new voices explore their work. Ignite lifelong reading passions at Word Play, and across libraries in the suburbs of Brisbane. 

See you at the State Library of Queensland for our annual five-day literary love affair.