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Brisbane Writers Festival

Join us this May at State Library, the heart of writing, as storytellers, dreamers, thinkers and artists come together for Brisbane Writers Festival. 

Take part in uplifting and thoughtful conversations, panels, performances and more. Explore an array of free and ticketed events held at State Library, as the festival returns with more surprises than ever.

Brisbane Writers Festival runs 10 – 14 May. Program launch and tickets on sale 29 March. 

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 10 - 12 May. Program launch and tickets on sale 15 March. 

Make the most of your visit with State Library's activities for schools while you’re here. Take a self-guided tour, explore on a treasure hunt, or book a class study space for use between sessions.

Festival Shop

Pick up a book by your new favourite author, as well as gifts and other items, all specially curated by the Library Shop. Find the Festival Shop in the Infozone on level 1 or shop online now.

Feeling peckish?

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


  • When

    Wed 10 – Sun 14 May · 12am–11:59pm

  • Price

    Free and paid events

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Date and time

Tue 9 May


Contact the organiser

Brisbane Writers Festival

Contact phone:

07 3216 0694

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