Brisbane Writers Festival returns home this May

Brisbane Writers Festival returns home to State Library of Queensland
from 7-9 May with an incredible program of writers, thinkers, dreamers and artists. 

Major highlights

While you’re at the festival

Gallery Walk

Take a gallery walk

Start in Knowledge Walk, level 1 | Free

Take a self-guided tour of State Library’s galleries between festival events and discover fascinating treasures around every corner.Learn more

Festival Shop

Drop into the Festival Shop

7-9 May | level 1

Peruse a curated range of festival-inspired books. Visit the Festival Shop in-person between events, or shop online now. Shop online

Literary lovers, don’t forget

BWF online events

You can explore more online

Online | Free & ticketed

Take the festival feeling home with you and book in for Brisbane Writers Festival online events.Learn more

Queensland Literary Awards

Your words could win

Closes 30 April | Enter online

Nominations for the 2021 Queensland Literary Awards are open until 30 April. Learn more

Become a member

Access more State Library benefits and services online and onsite when you become a member.

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their continuing connection to land and as custodians of stories for millennia. We are inspired by this tradition in our work to share and preserve Queensland’s memory for future generations.