25th - 27th August 2017
Power, Politics, Passion

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Catch-up: Big Book Club

31 May 17 - Get a head start on your CWF2017 reading with Laura Tchilinguirian from ABC Radio Canberra in partnership with Libraries ACT.
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Season Tickets Sold Out

20 May 17 - Season Tickets for the 2017 Canberra Writers Festival have sold out in record time! Never fear - Day tickets are here!
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1st Artist Announce!

18 May 17 - Power, Politics, Passion: Canberra Writers Festival builds on the success of its inaugural festival with a big return in 2017
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The Speaker, the Journalist and the AFL: in conversation

1 May 17 - On TUESDAY 2 MAY 2017, listen to award-winning journalist Paul Daley in conversation with the Hon Tony Smith MP.
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Big Book Club!

10 Apr 17 - Each month on Afternoons, Laura will select and feature one novel for the Big Book Club. Laura will be joined by the author who penned the work, and you’re encouraged to read along and send in your review.
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Volunteer with Us!

5 Mar 17 - Volunteer applications for the 2017 Canberra Writers Festival are now open!
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Charlotte Wood - Special Event

8 Feb 17 - Join host Katharine Murphy as she talks with Charlotte Wood in her only event appearance this year!
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Cold Light: In Conversation

7 Feb 17 - Our partners at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House are hosting a special event for one night only!
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Endeavour House Writer in Residence Program

26 Jan 17 - Endeavour House Writer in Residence Program is offered by the Australia Institute and Endeavour House. It offers an Australian writer of non-fiction, fiction, poetry or drama, a two-week residency on The Level at Endeavour House in Canberra.
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Special Event - Madeleine Thien

23 Jan 17 - Join international author Madeleine Thien in conversation with Professor Paul Hetherington on Tuesday 28 February at the National Library of Australia.
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Handy Tips for the Festival

20 Oct 16 - We’ve put together a few things to make your festival weekend a little easier. Check them out below! PARKING Free parking will generally be available in all precincts from Friday evening and throughout the weekend.
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Meet the CWF Interns – Part 2

20 Oct 16 - Here at the Canberra Writers Festival we have an amazing team of interns working hard behind the scenes to ensure the festival thrives in its inaugural year. We have taken some time to get to know a little bit more about one of our brilliant Marketing Interns, Nicolette.
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Meet the CWF Interns – Part 1

20 Oct 16 - Meet the Interns! Here at the Canberra Writers Festival we have an amazing team of interns working hard behind the scenes to ensure the festival thrives in its inaugural year. Here is a chance to get to know Bridget, one of our fantastic Event Coordination Interns!
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