Brisbane Writers Festival – Program Launch


Brisbane Writers Festival

Program Launch

Friday 26th July 2013


State Library of Queensland



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Last Friday night, before seeing Venus In Fur (again! it was awesome! again!), Sam and I popped into the State Library for the launch of the 2013 Brisbane Writers Festival program. In an exhibition and event space that I never knew existed, upstairs on Level 2 of the Queensland State Library, we were handed a glass of mulled wine poured-directly-from-the bottle wine (oops, busted!) and ushered through to an interior room via a piano-painted table, where we ran into Cinnamon Watson and David Burton, publicist and writer respectively. How appropriate that we should see these two right away, and what an amazing job the team has done again this year, under the direction of Kate Eltham. Here is a really interesting project Kate mentioned, which we’ll find out more about at the festival.


The program features many favourite authors, and top master classes with a few of them, which I would love to attend, however; I’ll be live-tweeting a heap of other events over the course of the festival, which runs from Thursday September 6th to Sunday September 8th (there are also some sneaky early events happening all over town, which you can check out in the program). And of course, the Festival Club under the big red tent (is it a big red tent again this year?) is the place to hang out in between sessions if you’re serious about attending the festival so I have no doubt I’ll be seeing you there!




During daylight hours, The Kids Program is pretty awesome too so if you have younger readers and writers in your household, make sure you get them to something, anything, it’s all good, starting with Rebecca Sparrow’s session FIND YOUR TRIBE on Wednesday 4 September (Grades 8 – 12) and finishing on Friday 6 September with sessions with Matthew Reilly, Marlina Marchetta, Gus Gordon, Garth Nix and more. How excitement! Seriously, if I could just hang with the kids at these sessions I would!




Follow xsentertainment on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and BrisWritersFest on Twitter and Facebook to find out who we’re hanging with, and which sessions we get to. Make sure you say hello if you’re there. It’s always great to see you IRL!


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