Brisbane Writers Festival

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Join us this September at State Library, the home of Brisbane Writers Festival. Explore conversations, panels, performances and more in free and ticketed events.

This year, the festival explores ideas that matter where you can join communities of readers, writers and thinkers to be part of the big conversations with leading international, national and local authors.

The main festival runs 5 - 8 September. Tickets are on sale now

Check out the Brisbane Writers Festival program to plan your visit. 

Word Play

For younger readers and school groups, Word Play is an inspiring education program for young readers, writers and illustrators from Prep to Grade 12.

Word Play returns from 3 - 6 September. Tickets are on sale now

Check the Word Play program for a host of engaging options.

Festival Shop

Choose from an assortment of books, gifts and other items specially curated by the Library Shop. Shop online, in-store or at the Festival Shop when you attend. 


State Library offers free public access computers and Wi-Fi at the South Bank building. Computers in the Infozone (level 1) will be unavailable for public use from Thursday 29 August to Wednesday 11 September for Brisbane Writers Festival. However, computers will be available for public use on level 2. To access these, please enter State Library via the Welcome Desk entrance during this time. The Infozone will be back up and running as usual from Thursday 12 September at 9am. Thank you for your understanding. 

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