Part of the Queensland cultural landscape since 1962, the festival has developed a reputation for being Australia’s largest literary event.
The Brisbane Writers Festival allows readers to interact with their favourite local and international authors. The event this spring has an impressive line-up, including Australian writers Benjamin Law, Ashley Hay, Ben Hobson, Quentin Byce AD CVO, Krissy Kneen and Lucy Clark, as well as respected leader and advocate for Aboriginal rights Alec Doomagee.
“I think we can all relate to the experience of losing ourselves in a world created by an author and carrying with us the stories and experiences of those we read about, long after we have finished the final page. At this year’s festival, we invite you to explore how writers curate the fictional and real worlds we enter, enriching our understanding of others and deepening our sense of connection,” said Artistic Director Zoe Pollock.
In addition to the State Library of Queensland events, Brisbane Writers Festival is also hosting several free author events at Brisbane City Council and Logan City Council Libraries. A dedicated Young Adult event will be held at the Brisbane Square Library that will feature new, and well-renowned YA authors on 9 September. In addition to panels and talks, there will be a host of activities and games to keep the audiences entertained.
Read about the 2017 Queensland Poetry Festival here.