Live stream the Brisbane Writers Festival to your library!

Brisbane Writers Festival

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) is back for the 55th time with something for everyone!

This year, State Library will be livestreaming the Brisbane Writers Festival’s program on Saturday September 9th from SLQ in Auditorium 1 – so why not host BWF sessions in your library this September?

How does it work?

  • Live Web streaming events only available to Libraries outside Brisbane
  • Live web streams will take place from Auditorium 1 between 10am and 5pm on Saturday September 9th
  • Please select one or more sessions from the list below
  • Send us an email confirming which sessions you will be livestreaming and UPLIT will promote it on the BWF 2017 website
  • Promote the event in your library
  • Visit State Library’s live stream page on the session day
  • Click the live stream event you want to view
  • Project on to your viewing screen
  • Enjoy

Brisbane Writers Festival sessions available for livestreaming

Title: Through the Great Glass Ceiling

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 – Saturday September 9th

Session Type: Panel

Description: Join a discussion on how women who have used their positions of power to advance the feminist agenda.

Panelists: Catherine Fox, Sallyanne Atkinson, Tracey Spicer

Chair: Kelly Higgins-Devine




Title: Pachinko – Min Jin Lee

Time: 13:00 – 14:00 – Saturday September 9th

Session Type: In Conversation

Description: History is seldom kind. In Min Jin Lee’s magisterial epic, four generations of a poor, proud immigrant family fight to control their destinies. Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty.

Panelists: Min Jin Lee

Chair: Richard Glover


Title: Buddhist Economics – Clair Brown

Time: 14:30 – 15:30 – Saturday September 9th

Session Type: In Conversation

Description: Traditional economics don’t attribute worth to human interactions that give our lives meaning. In Buddhist Economics, U.C. Berkeley professor Clair Brown advocates a fresh approach to organising the economy.

Panelists: Clair Brown

Chair: Greg Jericho


Title: Why I’m Not Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge

Time: 16:00– 17:00 – Saturday September 9th

Session Type: In Conversation

Description: Join award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge in a powerful and provocative conversation discussing the role race and racism in modern Britain.

Panelists: Reni Eddo-Lodge

Chair: Candy Bowers


Details of the onsite Festival are as follows:

Times: Wednesday September 6th – 10th

Venue: Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank


More information: Reading and writing: