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What are the dates for the 2017 Brisbane Writers Festival?

BWF17 will take place in Brisbane from Wednesday 6 September to Sunday 10 September. 

Can I volunteer or intern at UPLIT?

Our internships for 2017 are currently closed, but our volunteer applications are now open. Browse the full position descriptions here.

I’m a writer – how do I get my work on at the Brisbane Writers Festival? 

Brisbane Writers Festival is programmed via invitation from our the Artistic Director and Content & Engagement Team. From October, unsolicited pitches can be sent to program@uplit.com.au. Please include samples of your work, your professional biography, press releases and other relevant media (websites, images and reviews). Please note, that while we endeavour to get back to everyone who contacts us, there may be some instances where we are unable to. 

How do I get a printed version of program?

Save the trees and download a digital PDF here or subscribe below.


FAQ: Ticketing

How do I book?

The easiest way to book is online. Visit our program, purchase tickets and either show them on your phone, or bring them to the Festival.

Online: Book now

Phone: 07 3255 0254, 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday

In person: BWF's Box Office, located on Level 1 at the State Library of Queensland from 6-10 September will be open one hour prior to the first event each day of the Festival. Queensland 

Do I need an account? 

Yes, you'll need to create your own account when booking tickets this year. You'll be asked to create an account when checking out during your ticket purchase, or you can create one here. During check out, add your details under the 'New Customer' option. Fill in all the details and create a secure password.

How do I log in to my account?

Select 'My Account' at the top of the page. Fill in your email address and password and select 'Log In'.

How do I reset my password?

Select 'My Account' at the top of the page. Select 'Forgotten your log in?' and enter your email address. A temporary password will be emailed to you. Log back in to your account using your temporary password - you will immediately be asked to create a new password. You can also change your password by logging in to your account and selecting 'edit your details'.

How do I use my pass? 

Click here for all the detais.  

How do I select tickets? 

Select your event from the program. Specifiy the number of tickets and ticket types you want from the pricing list. Select 'Add to Cart'. To add extra sessions, seelct 'Browse for further events'. This will take you back to the online program. To make changes to yout card, select 'Cart' at the top of the page. Select 'edit cart', and amend your order as required. Select 'update. To empty your cart, select 'clear'. 

Who is eligible for concession rates?

Concessions apply to full-time students, Health Care Card holders, pensioners and seniors. Proof of concession may be required when booking and at your event.

Can I exchange or get a refund?

No refunds or exchanges are possible once bookings are complete and payment received unless the Festival has cancelled your event. 

How can I access Festival Friend prices to events? 

Become a Festival Friend here for just $50 - you'll receive a limited edition tote bag and other special treats throughout the year. If you're planning on attending multiple events, consider buying a Festival Friend Bundle, which comes with a Festival Friend membership, a tote bag, and a 3 Day Pass to the Festival. 

What if I've lost my ticket? 

Log in to your account here. An option for 'receipt' or 'print' tickets' will appear. Select 'print tickets' and you'll be able to print and/or save your tickets. Alternatively, you can call our Box Office on 07 3255 0254 from 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday.


Hmmm... I still need more information. 

If your question isn't asked frequently enough to land on this page, feel free to contact us at info@uplit.com.au and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.