Engage with Brisbane’s eminent writers and thinkers this September.

August 13, 2013 § Leave a comment


The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) has been celebrating reading, writing and ideas with the people of Queensland and showcasing Queensland writers to the world for over fifty years.

Renowned for its energy and casual intellect, the festival brings together readers, writers, innovators, and provocateurs within the cultural precinct right on the Brisbane River in the heart of the city.

Delight in the books and writers you love, and discover new ones, as you share in the conversations ranging from fiction to politics, science to sport and everything in between.  Join in fervent discussion and the ardent exchange of ideas at The Great Debate.

Highlights include:

Queensland Literary Awards Showcase (Thursday 5 September) and the Prime  Minister’s Literary Awards Showcase (Friday 6 September):

Join short-listed and award winning writers as they share their work and their journeys through the award process.

The Great Debate: Australia Needs Leaders.  Not Politicians (Saturday 7 September):

Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer joins Former Senator and Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens Bob Brown, and Indigenous author and social commentator Anita Heiss, in a lively and passionate debate adjudicated by Phillip Adams.

Pen to Paper: Creative Writing for Beginners:

Unlock your creativity in this fun and practical workshop.  Join Queensland Writers Centre for this wonderful opportunity to fill your creative tool kit and unleash your inner writer.

Good Morning, Mr Sarra (Sunday 8 September):

Chris Sarra has transformed the lives of Indigenous students and communities.  He speaks with Kathleen Noonan about his early life and the experiences that galvanised his philosophy of leadership in education.


The festival will bring a page-turning experience to Brisbane from 4-8 September.


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