Attending Word Play
Information for parents and teachers
A cloakroom is available for lunch boxes only. All school bags must be left on the bus. BWF is not responsible for any loss or damage to bags brought onsite.
What’s for lunch?
Students are allocated an hour break for lunch. Students are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks. Bubblers are located onsite for water bottle refills.
Food and drinks may be purchased from The Library Café, but cannot be consumed within the State Library of Queensland.
Students will have the opportunity to meet the artists after each session to have their books signed.
Students are able to purchase their favourite Festival titles on site at the Library Shop.
Want to jump the queue? Selected Word Play books can be pre-purchased online at shop.slq.qld.gov.au from mid-August for collection on the day. Call the Library Shop on 07 3840 7576 if you have any questions about pre-ordering.
Festival photographers will be onsite throughout Word Play to capture proceedings. These photos may be used in BWF marketing material. The purchase of a ticket implies permission to use photos taken for these purposes. Please contact BWF if you have any questions.
Volunteers in Festival t-shirts will be able to assist with any queries during your visit.
How to get to the Brisbane Writers Festival
Word Play is held in Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct on Stanley Street, South Brisbane. The site is easily accessible by public transport.
South Brisbane train station is a 5-10 minute walk away.
Many schools choose to book a chartered bus, and there is a temporary bus set-down space at Stanley Place. Alternatively, the Cultural Centre busway station is a 5-10 minute walk away.
There is a temporary set-down space at Stanley Place. Paid parking is available throughout the Cultural Precinct, and some street parking is available in surrounding streets.