UPLIT is a cultural champion of curiosity and creativity in Queensland. 


We exist to serve and grow Queensland’s writing and reading communities through transformative cultural experiences that celebrate the literary arts and contribute to dynamic public conversation. Our most important outlet for doing so is the much-loved annual Brisbane Writers Festival.

Since bursting onto the Queensland cultural landscape in 1962, our festival has established a reputation for being one of Australia’s largest literary events. Each year it attracts more readers, writers and thinkers.

UPLIT acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we live and work.



UPLIT is a registered charity