Attention all Brisbanites and inhabitants of surrounding suburbs! Brisbane (the wonderful capital city of Queensland, Australia for those of you outside of the Land Down Under) is getting ready and very excited for the Brisbane Writers Festival in September! Tens of thousands of readers and writers will converge on the Cultural Centre and Brisbane Powerhouse for five solid days of literary immersion. The festival is a melting pot of respected authors, budding writers, bookworms, students, emerging authors and playwrights and those who’ve simply succumb to their curiosity. With a program of workshops and masterclasses that really does offer something for everyone, with courses on everything from ‘The Unpredictable Plotter’ to ‘The Art and Craft of Travel Writing’, it’s the writers’ event that simply cannot be missed!
I, one of the fortunate few who live within a reasonable distance of this excellent event, will most certainly be attending and have already begun choosing the workshops and seminars that I’d like to partake in. Oh and I’ll most definitely be keeping an eye out for participating writers Wesley Enough (Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company), John Lanchester (regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine) and….(DRUM ROLL, PLEASE)…Joanne Harris (author of Chocolat – a book made into a film starring Johnny Depp. ‘Nough said.)
Will I see you there?