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


About Us
Held annually at the end of August, the Canberra Writers Festival transforms the Nation's Capital into the 'heart of literacy' for lovers of books, reading and writing.


Welcome to the Canberra Writers Festival!

Taking place from Friday 24 August – Sunday 26 August 2018 the Canberra Writers Festival will showcase local, national and international writers across an array of venues around the National Capital.

Power, Politics and Passion are the driving themes of the festival and an exciting line up of authors and artists are in store for those who love books, reading or are writers themselves!

Held over 3 days the festival will offer you the opportunity to engage in a number of activities from workshops, panel sessions, keynote addresses to intimate events such as literary lunches and dinners.

The festival takes place across multiple venues around Canberra including the National Museum of Australia, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, National Portrait Gallery, National Press Club and Australian National University.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and aim to be accessible to all audiences by providing a diverse array of free and ticketed events around Canberra.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Canberra Writers Festival – if you have ideas or suggestions on who you would love to see or if you would like to be involved in volunteering at the festival send us an email: hello@canberrawritersfestival.com.au


Our Board and Festival Management