Readers, writers and ideas

Discover the power of stories at State Library of Queensland.

At State Library, we champion readers and writers and foster a love of ideas. We’re committed to developing reading and writing as core skills for everyone.

Through our programs, collections and spaces, we inspire creativity and generate new knowledge.

Australian Reading Hour

Pick up a book at any time of the day or night 12 November and read for an hour! This event is for everyone – all ages, lapsed and committed readers alike – to escape, relax, learn and experience the wonderful world of books. Find out more.

Connect and thrive

We connect audiences with ideas, networks and opportunities. Here are some of the organisations we work with: Brisbane Writers FestivalQueensland Poetry FestivalQueensland Writers Centre, Children’s Book Council of AustraliaUniversity of Queensland Press and Griffith Review.

Springboard talent

We support writers at all stages of their careers. Discover the opportunities we offer through the Queensland Literary Awards, Queensland Writers Fellowshipsblack&write! Writing Fellowships and black&write! Editing Internships.

Shape the future

We seek diverse voices and believe in the expansive power of stories. Enjoy our exciting Talking Ideas events and learn about our services for publishers and authors.