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BWF wrap-up: Dalton tops bestsellers 

19 September 2018

This year’s Brisbane Writers festival (BWF), which ran from 6 to 9 September, was programmed by guest artistic director Carl Lindgren, who worked with the theme ‘What the World Needs...

BWF 2018 program announced

6 July 2018

The program has been announced for the 2018 Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF), which runs from 6-9 September. More than 200 writers will appear at the festival, including human rights barrister...

BWF releases 2016 schools program

17 June 2016

The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) released its 2016 Word Play program, designed for students from prep to year 12, last month. The program, which runs from 7-9 September, features sessions...

New festival director, board chair for BWF

3 March 2015

The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) has appointed a new festival director and acting CEO for 2015.Julie Beveridge replaces current festival director and CEO Kate Eltham, who is taking maternity leave from mid-March. Beveridge has...

Brisbane Writers Festival kicks off

3 September 2014

The 2014 Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) kicks off today and runs until 7 September.As previously reported by Books+Publishing, more than 200 writers and illustrators will participate in this year’s festival, which is...

BWF 2014 program announced 

24 July 2014

US author, publisher and philanthropist Dave Eggers will give the opening address at Brisbane Writers Festival on 4 September and be part of a Literary Vaudeville Show at Brisbane Powerhouse...

Nonfiction, children’s books top BWF bestsellers 

11 September 2013

Tim Cope’s On the Trail of Genghis Khan (Bloomsbury) has topped the bestsellers list at this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF), with nonfiction and children’s books taking out the top...

Queensland Literary Awards 2013 winners announced

5 September 2013

The winners of the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) were announced on 4 September during the Brisbane Writers Festival. The winners in each of the book-related categories are: Fiction book...

BWF 2013 program launched 

26 July 2013

A ‘Great Debate’ with former politicians and a day dedicated to comics and graphic novels are among the highlights of this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF), which has launched its full...

Ned Kelly Awards 2013 longlists announced 

10 July 2013

The longlists for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for crime writing have been announced. The longlisted titles in the full-length book categories are: Best fiction Antidote to Murder (Felicity Young,...

MWF, BWF announce festival events 

17 June 2013

The Melbourne and Brisbane writers’ festivals have announced a number of events ahead of their official program launches. The Melbourne Writers Festival, which runs from 22 August to 1 September,...

2013 BWF schools program announced 

4 June 2013

The schools program for this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) has been announced. The Word Play program, which runs from 4 to 6 September, offers places for 10,000 students from grades 4...

BWF launches creative collaboration project

3 December 2012

The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) is calling for submissions from creative organisations and networks to run collaborative events during the 2013 festival. The ampers&nd project is aimed at organisations such...

Vann appointed QWC CEO 

17 September 2012

Meg Vann has been appointed as CEO of the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC). Vann, who has worked for QWC for the past three years, will start in the role on...

Vann appointed QWC CEO

13 September 2012

The Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) has announced the appointment of Meg Vann as CEO. QWC chair Kevin Gillespie said Vann was ‘very passionate about continuing with and improving upon the...

BWF celebrates 50 years 

12 September 2012

The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) ran from 5-9 September, following the presentation of the Queensland Literary Awards. The festival included an ‘all night party’ to celebrate the festival’s 50th birthday. This year’s festival was the...