Brisbane Writers Festival 2018
This year the Brisbane Writers Festival celebrates 56 years of bringing stimulating ideas, debate and discussion to Brisbane. First presented as the Warana Writers Convention in 1962, just six sessions were presented over one day. The BWF now presents over 150 events, with more than 20,000 literary lovers descending onto the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA site annually in September to hear from their favourite authors. From September 6-9 this year, the festival will be exploring the theme of what the world needs now and features established international writers, alongside locally based writers who collectively will take part in presentations, workshops and discussions that focus on the key cultural and political issues of our time. Be there and add your voice!
The Festival kicks off with Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. talking about his new book Rather His Own Man. Bestselling author of the Divergent series Veronica Roth will be a highlight for many with a one-off cosplay themed event featuring live music and great food, while Lauren Weisberger (of The Devil Wears Prada fame) will fill us in her new book When Life Gives you Lululemons at an intimate pre-festival event at Gerard’s Bistro. Irvine Welsh takes readers back into the Trainspotting world with his latest book Dead Men’s Trousers. Fans of Channel 10’s The Bachelor Australia can catch Osher Gunsberg chatting men’s mental health alongside Joe Williams and Sam Maguire, those interested in politics can see the very real and raw Jacqui Lambie in conversation with Peter Greste, and the legendary Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will bring the Festival to fitting conclusion with a stirring closing address.
Take a peek at the Brisbane Writers Festival website for the full line-up of must-see events.