Brisbane Writers Festival 2017

BWF crowd shot

This event is now in the past.

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) is back for the 55th time with something for everyone! Delight in the books and writers you love and discover new ones. Join BWF in conversations ranging from fiction and politics to science and sport.

Word Play - our program for young readers, storytellers and illustrators – will be on sale in May, and the full BWF program is on sale in July.

Leading writers and thinkers from around the world will meet in Brisbane for five days to explore their work and share new ideas.

Dive deep into ideas as panels discuss morality, the media, horror and addiction with two philosophers-in-residence to help make sense of it all.

Don't forget to the visit the Library Shop on level 1 to browse titles from all of your favourite festival authors. Shop the range online now — more stock is arriving each day!

You can also order your titles online to be collected from the Shop when you arrive for your session. BWF tickets will soon be available on the BWF website.

6th Sep 2017
Every day, until 10th Sep 2017
Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Prices vary
More information:

Reading and writing |

Events by type