Brisbane Writers Festival champions curiosity and creativity in Queensland. They connect and grow Queensland’s reading and writing communities through transformative cultural experiences that elevate the vitality of the literary arts and contribute to the dynamic public conversation.
The Brisbane Writers Festival, presented each May, welcomes thousands of readers, writers and thought-leaders to ignite imaginations, ask big questions, showcase literature, and celebrate stories in all forms. Brisbane Writers Festival also presents Word Play each May. Their education program is designed to present literary-inspired experiences for students and teachers with relevant curriculum connections and Love YA, a day of free programming to celebrate the world of young adult fiction.
There are also several online and in-person events throughout the year.
In 2022, Brisbane Writers Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary.