State Library is open. You must check in and carry a mask at all times during your visit. More details.
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.