Reading, Writing & Ideas

State Library champions writers and fosters a vibrant and diverse reading culture. Browse through the innovative programs that State Library leads in collaboration with Queensland’s rich literary community. Find blog posts, opportunities for awards, prizes for young storytellers, writing fellowships, as well as videos of stimulating conversations with some of the country’s leading authors and thinkers.  

For readers and writers

Readers can find book recommendations from the collections, as well as interviews with your favourite Queensland authors. For writers, State Library manages the Queensland Literary Awards and hosts an annual short story prize for young authors. On level 2 of State Library, you can pop into the Queensland Writers Centre.

Conversations and ideas

Our in-conversations and lectures entertain, inspire and foster debate. Recent events address issues that shape our lives, including key moments in Australia's history, science, photography and children's place in the world. Revisit these conversations with some of the world’s best authors, thinkers and commentators.

Blogs and lectures

Catch up on past events and blog posts. Find interviews with wonderful contemporary writers and readers from around Australia and beyond. Watch lectures featuring some of the most remarkable voices and thinkers working today. 

Library Shop

Find your next favourite at the Library Shop in-store, or visit the online shop at shop.slq.qld.gov.au