Do you love books, writing and authors? Do you love hearing expert interviews and conversations with writers talking about their work? Then the Canberra Writers Festival is the place to be from 21 to 25 August this year as local, national and international writers discuss work under the themes Power, Politics and Passion.

This five-day celebration of literature, reading, writing and writers offers something for everyone– including top-class journalists, big names from across the globe, thriller and crime authors, military and defence writers, political commentators, childrens’ and young adult writers. The Festival will offer a range of events including author talks, literary lunches and dinners, exciting panel presentations, musical treats and family events.

The Festival will be spread across some of the National Capital’s most iconic venues, including vibrant national institutions like the National Library of Australia, Australian National University, National Museum of Australia, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and the National Press Club of Australia.

The Canberra Writers Festival is also supported by the ACT Government, ACT Libraries and a range of corporate sponsors including 4 National Circuit, The Saturday Paper, The RiotACT, ABC Radio Canberra and the Canberra Times.

Previous Festivals have attracted thousands of avid literature fans, not to mention political tragics and policy wonks, to hear their favourite authors and experience the thrill of bringing great books and essays to life. And when the fans are not reading or listening, they’re talking. Conversation is a key part of the Canberra Writers Festival.

The 2019 Canberra Writers Festival will build on that success by supporting, encouraging and celebrating creativity and outstanding writing.