The popular Online Literature Festival returns in 2017 to connect Word Play authors with thousands of students and educators in classrooms right across Queensland.

Sessions are presented by Brisbane Writers Festival in partnership with the Reading Centre, Department of Education and Training. 

All sessions are free, but schools must register their interest to participate. 

Registrations will open soon. To join the OLF waitlist, please email 

Wednesday 6 September

10.00 - 11.00Anna Fienberg
11.30 - 12.30Garth Nix
13.00 - 14.00Wendy Orr

Thursday 7 September

10.00 - 11.00Mark Smith
11.30 - 12.30Wai Chim
13.00 - 14.00Randa Abdel-Fattah

Friday 8 September

10.00 - 11.00Steven Herrick
11.30 - 12.30James Moloney
13.00 - 14.00Jackie French

Pictured above: Michael Gerard Bauer taking part in the Online Literature Festival, 2016. Image by Sally Wilson.