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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.
We help young readers and writers develop a lifelong love of words and learning. Find out about our First 5 Forever program and the Young Writers Award.
We connect audiences with ideas, networks and opportunities. Here are some of the organisations we work with: Brisbane Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Queensland Writers Centre, Children’s Book Council of Australia, University of Queensland Press and Griffith Review.
We support writers at all stages of their careers. Discover the opportunities we offer through the Queensland Literary Awards, Queensland Writers Fellowships, black&write! Writing Fellowships and black&write! Editing Internships.
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.