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Brisbane Writers Festival 2018

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Explore and discuss “What the World Needs Now”
Photo courtesy Brisbane Writers Festival facebook page

Books, writing and all things literary will be celebrated again this September during the 2018 Brisbane Writers Festival.

In a series of events which invite curiosity, sharing ideas and thought-provoking discussion, the Brisbane Writers Festival is a Spring favourite among avid readers and book lovers around Australia.

The theme for this year's festival is "What the World Needs Now" and will be held at the Queensland Cultural Precinct at the from 6-9 September 2018,

The history of the Festival
Since its humble beginnings in 1962 as part of the Warana Festival (remember the spectacular, whimsical floats), the Brisbane Writers Festival has evolved and grown to become a much loved and stellar, 4 day arts event.

What's on in 2018
Of course, it wouldn't be the Brisbane Writers Festival without a raft of local, national and international guests. So it goes without saying that this year's program is jam-packed with enticing events, including in-conversations with authors featuring Veronica Roth, Michelle de Kretser, Richard Fidler, Gareth Evans, Melissa Lusaschenko and Nikki Gemmell just to name a few. Check ou the program at

There's something specifically for the kids too. The Wordplay program returns from 4-7 September 2018 with events designed for school students. The program features award winning illustrators, young adult authors and children's authors. Look out for Science guru Dr Karl Kruszeinski and the brave and inspiring adventurer Jessica Watson (who sailed non stop and non assisted around the world) to discuss her book Indigo Blue.

Photo courtesy Brisbane Writers Festival facebook page

The full BWH program was launched on 5 July 2018 and tickets are available for purchase from 10 July 2018.

Would you like to volunteer at the festival?
If all of this talk of books has left you wanting to get involved, why not volunteer at the festival. Roles are available in marketing, production, administration, development, program and the front of house. Just register your interest with the Festival staff by emailing ( and you could join the 2018 Festival team.

Getting your tickets
Tickets to this year's Brisbane Writers Festival can be purchased online. A box office will open 1 hour prior to the first event of the day for 7-9 September only.

So, get along, talk, explore and share what the world needs now at the 2018 Brisbane Writers Festival.
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Why? Spring literary festival in Brisbane
When: Special events plus main program on Fri 8am – 8pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am – 3pm
Phone: 3255 0254
Where: Queensland Cultural Precinct
Cost: Costs vary according to events. Check Festival Program for ticketing
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Thanks Gillian. i have applied to be a volunteer.
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