The Canberra Writers Festival is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to producing a world-class annual literary festival in Australia’s national capital.
In our first year we supported over 101 Australian and international authors, writers and thinkers and provided them the opportunity share their work and connect with audiences in the unique setting of our national cultural institutions around Canberra.
We produce a mixture of free and ticketed events, for all age groups, showcasing talent across some of Australia’s most iconic locations. The Festival aims to promote and draw upon the unique qualities and values of Canberra, a city with a strong affinity for reading and writing and to build a strong connection to the local literary, academic, business, media and political communities.
Your important contribution supports all areas of the Festival, including author fees, travel and accommodation for authors and production costs.
Ongoing support is vital to ensure the Canberra Writers Festival continues to develop and grow an internationally-recognised program and to enable us to offer free entry to at least a quarter of Festival events.
More than half of our annual income comes to us through partnerships, philanthropy and donations. We ask that you help us to create a Festival that promotes discussion, develops a culture of ideas exchange, and encourages public dialogue on the role of media and free speech in our current cultural climate.
Donations are tax deductible. Than you for your support!