Next week (1 – 5 September) more than 250 writers and participants will gather in Brisbane as they take part in more than 150 sessions, (including 24 workshops), as part of this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF).
BWF 2010 is so much more than the name suggests… It’s an opportunity for people who love reading to come together; to listen to their favourite authors speak; receive feedback on their own work; to make new discoveries as well as share their own thoughts and connections to the stories.
We’ve selected a few program highlights:
Matt Condon, a firm Brisbane favourite, will share his thoughts on Brisbane, and home more broadly, with other Brisbane devotees, Robert Forster and William McInnes.
Jessica Watson will be back on dry land sharing her story of how she sailed into history while Jessica Rudd (Kevin Rudd’s daughter) will take us behind the scenes of her debut novel Campaign Ruby – an interesting chat given the current state of politics.
Benjamin Law invites you to meet The Law Family – eccentric, endearing and hard to resist!
And finally, talking about the world of new media, Brisbane bloggers Fiona Crawford and John Birmingham will be joined by China’s wild-child of literature Mian Mian, (who sued Google for breaching copyright and won!).
For all budding writers or published authors in Brisbane, next week is all about you!
For more information click here.
Yours in literature,