24th - 26th August 2018
Power, Politics, Passion



The Canberra Writers Festival draws out the unique qualities and values of a city with a strong affinity for writing and reading and builds a strong connection to the community.


Canberra has many vibrant and venerable national institutions especially those devoted to ideas and writing and an educated and creative population.


The Festival will bring together local literary, academic, business, media and political communities along with major cultural institutions.


The theme of the Festival is Power, Passion, Politics, reflecting the city's love affair with learning, knowledge and leadership. There’s a mixture of free and ticketed events as well as events for young and old.  




2017 Festival Program 


2017 Special Events


2017 Book Launches