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.

Louise Doughty: A Bird in Winter

Auditorium 1, slq

Lexi Freiman: The Book of Ayn

1152

Regular Program

Lexi Freiman: The Book of Ayn

Queensland Terrace, slq

Michael Connelly: Resurrection Walk

Selling Fast

The Old Museum

Dann McDorman: West Heart Kill

1155

Regular Program

Dann McDorman: West Heart Kill

Queensland Terrace, slq

Naomi Novik: Scholomance

1042

Special Event

Naomi Novik: Scholomance

The Edge Auditorium, slq

David McAllister: Ballet Confidential

Auditorium 1, slq

Megan Hess: Grace Kelly: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon

Auditorium 1, slq

Katy Hessel: The Story of Art Without Men

Selling Fast

The Edge Auditorium, slq

Translation

1054

Regular Program

Translation

slq The Studio

Gods, Magic and Monsters

1109

Regular Program

Gods, Magic and Monsters

The Edge Auditorium, slq

Family Ties

1078

Regular Program

Family Ties

slq The Studio

Who the Hell is Hamish? The Last Victim by Tracy Hall

slq The Studio

Having Fun with Stories

1021

Word Play / Early Grades

Having Fun with Stories

Auditorium 2, slq

Cultural Storytelling

1023

Word Play / Early Grades

Cultural Storytelling

Auditorium 2, slq

Stepping Through Time

1013

Word Play / Early Grades

Stepping Through Time

Creativity and Culture

1019

Word Play / Middle Grades

Creativity and Culture

Ghost Book

Selling Fast

1006

Word Play / Middle Grades

Ghost Book

Auditorium 2, slq

Writing Magic

Selling Fast

1015

Word Play / Middle Grades

Writing Magic

Queensland Terrace, slq

Everyday Magic

1011

Word Play / Older Grades

Everyday Magic

Make Your First Graphic Novel

Selling Fast

1009

Middle Grades / Word Play

Make Your First Graphic Novel

#We've got merch!

Snag yourself a snazzy tote bag, poster or shirt from the 2024 festival, featuring Samuel Tupou's fabulous artwork!

Order now and pick up from the Festival Box Office between 30 May and 2 June 2024. Limited stock available!

Missed out on merch from last year's festival? You can also grab 2023 festival merch to pick up from the Box Office. Click below to order.

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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