Brisbane Writers Festival, presented by UPLIT

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.

From 2016, you’ll notice we look 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, Alphabet Zoo and LOVE YA! Deep dive into ideas as panels discuss morality, the media, horror, addiction and more.

And, once again, our Philosophers-in-Residence will help make sense of it all.

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