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Canberra Writers Festival

With a mixture of free and ticketed events ideal for young and old, the Canberra Writers Festival is a must do when visiting Canberra this winter.

This three day festival attracts book lovers, readers and writers from around the nation. Engage in an array of activities from panel and conversation sessions, workshops to lunches and intimate dining events.

The 2018 festival theme is Power, Passion, Politics, reflecting the city's love affair with learning, knowledge and leadership. Hear about the great stories of our time, the history and current state of Australia's democracy and the role of the media and free speech in our public dialogue.

Venues include the National Library of Australia, Old Parliament House, National Museum, The Portrait Gallery, National Press Club and Australian National University.

Visit our website for full details.

Dates and times:

From 24 August 2018 to 26 August 2018

Sun 26th:11.00 to 22.00
Sat 25th:11.00 to 22.00
Fri 24th:11.00 to 22.00


Phone:02 6270 8160


Various venues
Various locations
Canberra  ACT  2601


Contact event organisers for cost information