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Canberra Writers Festival 2019

Since inception four years ago, the Canberra Writers Festival has been bringing together the best Australian and international writers, thinkers and social and political commentators.

The festival is now part of the Canberra community’s cultural fabric – a world-class literary event, feeding our inherent love of words, ideas and debate and showcasing our city.

This five-day celebration of literature has something for everyone with author talks, panel discussions, family events and a number of free events. The 2019 program has an outstanding line-up, including a host of our best local authors.

The festival’s theme – Power Politics Passion – scrutinises today’s issues, reflects on the past, contemplates the future and challenges our understanding of all.

In an all-consuming digital age, writers’ festivals the world-over are winning new audiences with experiences that immerse us in books, words, stories and their authors.

The festival is spread across our national institutions – The National Library of Australia, The Australian National University, The National Museum of Australia, The Museum of Australian Democracy Old Parliament House and the National Press Club of Australia.

The festival runs from 21-25 August 2019.

University House is proud to be a hosting venue for the third year in a row and will welcome the festival to its venues on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August.

For a full program of the festival please follow this link:,+ANU