Brisbane Writers Festival

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Join us at State Library, the home of Brisbane Writers Festival, for an incredible program of writers, thinkers, dreamers, and artists.

This year's program is packed full of inspirational storytellers, including Benjamin Law, Nardi Simpson, Trent Dalton, Ellen van Neerven, Robert Dessaix, Charlotte Wood, Matt Okine and many more. 

The festival runs 7 - 9 May; tickets are on sale now. 

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


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. 

Feeling peckish?

Fuel up between events with a selection of snacks, sweet treats, sandwiches and beverages at the Library Cafe Pop-Up

While you're here

Between festival events art, culture and history lovers can take a self-guided tour of State Library galleries and discover fascinating treasures around every corner. Take the Gallery Walk, pick up a guide on level 1 and check in to check it out or peruse online before you arrive.

What I'm borrowing

Interested in what Queensland writers and readers are reading? What I’m Borrowing is a State Library of Queensland blog series exploring our affection for libraries, loans, and sharing great reads. In each post we asks a Queensland writer and reader to tell us about their recent lending-loves.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker are their own and the promotion of products/services is not endorsed by State Library.

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