The Brisbane Writers Festival is on from 5-8 September 2019 and tickets are now on sale.
The Brisbane Writers Festival have announced a massive lineup with over 160 internationally renowned writers, thinkers and more scheduled to speak and present at the event.
The festival will have a special focus on Indigenous Languages. From the media release:
In recognition of the UN Year of Indigenous Languages, this year, the Festival will explore the powerful ways in which Australia's traditional custodians convey story, both now and in the past.
“The written word hasn't always been the primary way to tell a story,” said Festival CEO and Artistic Director Zoe Pollock, “Indigenous Australians have been yarning, weaving, painting, singing and dancing the stories of this land for thousands of years and right up into our present day. At Brisbane Writers Festival this year we are privileged to present some of our most compelling and evocative writers and storytellers from our First Nations including Tony Birch, Melissa Lucashenko and Claire G. Coleman. Acknowledging difference and understanding how we can use stories to connect to one another is at the heart of this year's program.”
Both international and Australian guests include Jasper Fforde, Karen Thompson Walker, Clementine Forde, Benjamin Law and many others.
There’s even a free day filled with YA programming on Saturday 7 September.
From the media release:
“Love YA is a day to celebrate everything that makes Young Adult fiction so compelling. This year we're shifting focus to look at community and responsibility & the universality of love with some of Australia's best LGBTQ+ writers including Claire G. Coleman, Alison Evans, Benjamin Law, Jax Jacki Brown and Michael Earp.“
This year's event is at the State Library of Queensland and takes place over four days.
To check out the schedule and buy your tickets, please head to the Brisbane Writers Festival Website.