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Follow the clues to catch these most-wanted crime fiction and true crime events at the Brisbane Writers Festival
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Follow the clues to catch these most-wanted crime fiction and true crime events at the Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival returns to the scene of the crime from May 30, weaving a tightly plotted program packed with big names, bright minds and more books than a gumshoe could rattle his derringer at. If you’ve a taste for bloody murder, a predilection for dark deeds or just enjoy a bit of crime fiction, you’re in luck. We’ve cased the joint and rounded up some unusual suspects – our top picks of the most arresting and anticipated crime events at this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival. From rural noir to the true crime behind one of Australia’s earliest viral videos, there’s something to suit every sleuth. So without further ado let’s proceed to the denouement and reveal our findings … more

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Calling all bibliophiles! Brisbane Writers Festival’s 2024 program is finally here
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Calling all bibliophiles! Brisbane Writers Festival’s 2024 program is finally here

Storytellers take centre stage at this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) with a page-turning program of 150 live events from a litany of literary icons. Celebrate the wondrous world of literature with insightful panels and inspiring conversations from a star-studded line-up of world-renowned writers and industry-leading creatives. To get on the same page about this year’s event, keep reading … more

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Byron Writers Festival has unveiled its first line-up featuring Grace Tame, Richard Fidler, Nakkiah Lui and more
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Byron Writers Festival has unveiled its first line-up featuring Grace Tame, Richard Fidler, Nakkiah Lui and more

Literary lovers, assemble! The Byron Writers Festival is back for another year at a brand-new location and is ready to dish up a scholarly smorgasbord of storytelling, inspirational ideas and conversation. From August 11–13, more than 120 writers and thinkers will come together at Bangalow Showground to ponder the power of stories and the written word in shaping who we are. Here's a sneak peek of the line-up ... more

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Self care and preservation – learn how to live your best life with Brisbane Writers Festival's top wellness authors
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Self care and preservation – learn how to live your best life with Brisbane Writers Festival’s top wellness authors

The city's annual celebration of the written word is returning to the State Library of Queensland from Wednesday May 10 to Sunday May 14. Featuring a jam-packed program of more than 100 events and a star-studded line-up of more than 150 authors there is a story for every bookworm, from blockbuster bestsellers to literary luminaries and everything in between. Those with a keen interest in psychology, philosophy, self care and everything wellness-related should bookmark this article, as we've rounded up our top five picks of wellness authors attending this year's Brisbane Writers Festival. more

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Bookmark this – Brisbane Writers Festival has unveiled its 2023 program and it's a page-turner
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Bookmark this – Brisbane Writers Festival has unveiled its 2023 program and it’s a page-turner

Get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime as Brisbane Writers Festival is back from May 10 to 14. The action-packed program full of plot twists and page-turners that are sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end. Showcasing a star-studded line up of local, national and international authors and more than 150 live events on offer, there is something for every bookworm in this year's program. We've got all of the juicy details right here, so keep reading ... more

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Eurovision alum and hard-working dreamer Dami Im shares her story at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Eurovision alum and hard-working dreamer Dami Im shares her story at Brisbane Powerhouse

An Australian superstar, Dami Im's talents have taken her across the world. She first came to our attention on The X Factor, made us proud at the 2016 Eurovision (coming in at second place!), and released her impressive album My Reality in 2021. With her memoir hitting book shelves this month, the hard-working dreamer is on her way to Brisbane Powerhouse to tell her story this November. more

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Feminists, film buffs and foodies assemble – here's our pick of unmissable Brisbane Writers Festival events for every taste
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Feminists, film buffs and foodies assemble – here’s our pick of unmissable Brisbane Writers Festival events for every taste

The upcoming Brisbane Writers Festival is set to spotlight a plethora of both homegrown and international literary legends with a city-wide celebration of more than 200 events from May 3–8. There's something for everyone in the brimming festival roster, whether you're a true-crime fanatic, a culinary aficionado, a rock-and-roll devotee or a cinephile with a passion for a great story. Whichever category you fall under, here are some handpicked events that will have you racing to grab tickets. more


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Inspiration guaranteed – the 60th anniversary Brisbane Writers Festival program has just dropped
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Inspiration guaranteed – the 60th anniversary Brisbane Writers Festival program has just dropped

Grab your pens and start jotting down a list, as the 60th anniversary Brisbane Writers Festival program has been revealed, with a city-wide celebration of more than 200 events taking place over six huge days from May 3–8. As Brisbane's seminal literary event, the festival is full of engaging storytelling and celebrations of the written word. This year, the festival will feature a superstar line-up of legendary authors and familiar voices that are set to entertain and enlighten. more

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Virtual insanity – get lit(erary) with these awe-inspiring Brisbane Writers Festival online events
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Virtual insanity – get lit(erary) with these awe-inspiring Brisbane Writers Festival online events

Calling all lit-lovers – the Brisbane Writers Festival is coming to town this weekend with a huge line-up happenings that are sure to impress! If you can't make it in person from May 7–9 (or are just hungry for more), then you'll be pleased to know that a bevy of brilliant minds will sharing their wisdom online, right up until the end of May. That's right – the festival goodness extends beyond the weekend for an entire month! Here's what will make your brain melt from the comforts of your couch ... more

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Must-see movies, mouth-watering high teas and death meditation – be enlightened at these thought-provoking Brisbane Writers Festival events
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Must-see movies, mouth-watering high teas and death meditation – be enlightened at these thought-provoking Brisbane Writers Festival events

Our city's seminal literary event celebrating the written word, Brisbane Writers Festival is nearly upon us! Set to bring a wave of the best and brightest minds in the literary business to Brisbane, this year's event boasts a mammoth line-up of more than 100 events happening from May 7–9. There's something for everyone at the 2021 festival, from thought-provoking documentaries to champagne-soaked high teas by the river. Here are some of the best events to sink your teeth in to ... more

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Pen to paper – Brisbane Writers Festival returns with an inspiring program of physical and virtual events
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Pen to paper – Brisbane Writers Festival returns with an inspiring program of physical and virtual events

One of Queensland’s longest-running festivals, Brisbane Writers Festival is our city's seminal literary event celebrating the written word. Returning to State Library of Queensland, this year's event begins a new chapter of engaging storytelling with a hybrid program of more than 100 live and virtual events happening across three days from May 7–9. The 2021 festival will bring together more than 100 local literary luminaries, thinkers and opinion makers to entertain, enlighten and inspire – including Kate Morton, Damon Gameau, Mary Hoang, Tim Flannery, Benjamin Law and many more ... more

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Hear from some of the country's brightest literary minds at the Independent Australian Authors Symposium
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Hear from some of the country’s brightest literary minds at the Independent Australian Authors Symposium

If you're an up-and-coming writer, an avid bookworm or you've been in the field for years, the Independent Australian Authors Symposium is the perfect chance to mingle with some of the best and brightest in Australia's writing community. Rolling into town on Saturday November 14, the event will give you the chance to hear from expert speakers who will be discussing everything from their experiences in the writing and publishing world to what the future holds for the industry. With delectable eats, book signings, jam-packed goodie bags and lucky door prizes also on the cards, this literary event is not to be missed! more

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Last-minute literature – the must-see Brisbane Writers Festival events you can still get tickets to
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Last-minute literature – the must-see Brisbane Writers Festival events you can still get tickets to

Calling all movers, shakers, thinkers and lit-lovers – the Brisbane Writers Festival is rolling into town with a huge line-up of guests and activities that will make your brain melt and your heart sing! Some of the world’s most brilliant minds will be congregating to share their wisdom, but don’t fret if you haven’t snapped up tickets just yet – we’ve whipped up a little list of amazing events that still have some spots available. more

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Inspired and inspiring – Brisbane Writers Festival has dropped its star-studded 2019 line-up
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Inspired and inspiring – Brisbane Writers Festival has dropped its star-studded 2019 line-up

Lovers of literature, poetry and all things to do with the written word, listen up – the Brisbane Writers Festival is back for another year, and you’d best believe that its program packs a serious punch. From September 5–8, the State Library of Queensland and our city as a whole will play host to some of the world’s most creative, inspiring and gifted thinkers – and this year, the program will shine a special spotlight on the traditional storytellers of Australian land. more

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Ditch the fake news – discover the minds behind our country's most important yarns at Storyology
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Ditch the fake news – discover the minds behind our country’s most important yarns at Storyology

Folks, we are living in a time when often the truth seems stranger than fiction. With the rise of social media, information gets bounced around faster than you can say, “Fact check, please!”. A whole storm of factors means that it is getting increasingly difficult to know what’s real, what’s been twisted for clicks and what is an outright lie – but all hope is not lost. There are still a whole heap of legends out there dedicated to delivering the truth in its most raw and engaging forms, and you can catch them at this year’s Storyology when it hits the Palace Barracks Cinemas from July 27–28. more

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Be enlightened, entertained and inspired at the Brisbane Writers Festival
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Be enlightened, entertained and inspired at the Brisbane Writers Festival

From humble beginnings in 1962, the Warana Writers Convention, as it was then known, featured just six sessions over one day. Nowadays, the Brisbane Writers Festival has flourished to become a seminal literary event that brings together over 200 internationally renowned writers, thinkers and opinion makers to entertain, enlighten and inspire. This year, the line-up is stronger than ever with science guru Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, human rights barrister, activist and author Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. and New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth all gracing the program. more

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A word from the wise – our top picks at Brisbane Writers Festival
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A word from the wise – our top picks at Brisbane Writers Festival

It’s the time of year that us lovers of the written word have been waiting for – the Brisbane Writers Festival is finally upon us this weekend! From September 6–10, our city comes alive with some of the brightest minds across a huge range of demographics waxing lyrical on pretty much every topic you can imagine. We’ve sifted through the huge array of debates, discussions, workshops and activations on offer this year and picked out a few you simply can’t miss. more

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Brisbane Writers Festival marks 55 years of inspiration, education and entertainment through words
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Brisbane Writers Festival marks 55 years of inspiration, education and entertainment through words

A very wise man once said, “Don’t look back, you can never look back.” Well no offence to Don Henley, but sometimes casting an eye over what you’ve done can remind you of just how far you’ve come. It’s wild to think that back in 1962, a little old event called the Warana Writers Convention (comprising of just six sessions over one day, mind you) could have flourished so beautifully into what we now know as the Brisbane Writers Festival. Coming into its 55th year, the event is set to bring a wave of the best and brightest minds in the literary business to the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA from September 6–10 to educate, entertain and inspire. more