30 May – 2 June 2024


Have we got a story for you! In 2024, Brisbane Writers Festival is spinning a rollicking tale of festive entertainment across four days and 150 events. The plot? Full of twists and turns. The characters? A diverse cast of writers, readers and thinkers coming together to enjoy a lively line-up of panel discussions, salons, special events and more.

From blockbuster bestsellers to literary luminaries and everything in between, BWF 2024 is an unmissable adventure from beginning to end.

#On sale now!

Samantha Shannon: The Bone Season

The Old Museum

International Crime

1046

Regular Program

International Crime

The Edge Auditorium, slq

Paul Murray: The Bee Sting

Auditorium 1, slq

Melissa Lucashenko: Edenglassie

1085

Regular Program

Melissa Lucashenko: Edenglassie

Auditorium 1, slq

Translation

1054

Regular Program

Translation

slq The Studio

Bryan Brown: The Drowning

1097

Regular Program

Bryan Brown: The Drowning

The Edge Auditorium, slq

Murder Mystery

1104

Regular Program

Murder Mystery

Queensland Terrace, slq

Naomi Novik: Scholomance

1042

Special Event

Naomi Novik: Scholomance

The Edge Auditorium, slq

Nam Le: 36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem

Auditorium 2, slq

Daniel Browning: Close to the Subject

1123

Regular Program / Free Event

Daniel Browning: Close to the Subject

kuril dhagun, slq

Lubly Poems

1099

Regular Program / Curated / Free Event

Lubly Poems

kuril dhagun, slq

Trent Dalton: Lola in the Mirror

Sold Out

The Edge Auditorium, slq

Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia

1129

Regular Program / Curated / Free Event

Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia

kuril dhagun, slq

Gods, Magic and Monsters

1109

Regular Program

Gods, Magic and Monsters

The Edge Auditorium, slq

Louise Doughty: A Bird in Winter

Auditorium 1, slq

Between Cultures

Selling Fast

1135

Regular Program / Free Event

Between Cultures

kuril dhagun, slq

Order a copy of the print program!

Order a copy of the print program!

Want a copy of the program delivered straight to your door? Place your order before the 26th of April.

You have the option to order a copy of the full BWF print program for $4, or the Word Play brochure for $2 (or both!). The amount covers postage costs.

But don't worry, if you'd like to hunt down a free copy, they will also available at State Library of Queensland, in Brisbane City Council libraries, and at some bookstores (including Avid Reader and Riverbend Books).

#Latest news

Brisbane Writers Festival is held on the lands of the Yuggera and Turrbul people, on the banks of the Maiwar river. We recognise the important and ongoing contributions of Indigenous Australians to art and literature, and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.


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