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Readers and writers

State Library champions writers and fosters a vibrant and diverse reading culture. Discover blog posts, opportunities for awards, prizes for young storytellers, and writing fellowships, as well as videos of stimulating conversations with some of the country’s leading authors and thinkers. 

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Staff picks and choice reads

Staff from Reading, Writing & Ideas and black&write! share the stories they love each month. You’ll also find our latest interviews with local writers and creatives.

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Fellowships and awards

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black&write! is a national project with a dual focus on supporting First Nations writing and editing.
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Queensland Literary Awards
Queensland Literary Awards
The Queensland Literary Awards celebrate and promote outstanding Australian writers.
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Young Writers Award
The Young Writers Award or YWA is an annual $2,000 short story competition open to Queenslanders aged 18 to 25.
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Talks and ideas

Our in-conversations and talks entertain, inspire and foster debate. Revisit these conversations with some of the world’s best authors, academics, thinkers and commentators.

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From the blog

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Queensland Writers Centre

Queensland Writers Centre is based at the State Library, level 2. Queensland Writers Centre is a community that champions writers across Queensland. They help writers at all stages of their writing journey develop skills to improve their craft, engage their readers and build a sustainable career.

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Library Shop

Find your next favourite at the Library Shop in-store or online anytime.

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