Our opening hours will be changing between Tuesday 24 December 2019 and Wednesday 1 January 2020. All reading rooms will be closed from Christmas Day, reopening on 2 January. But you’ll still be able to visit our Exhibition Galleries, our children’s holiday space, WordPlay, and Bookshop from 9am-5pm (except on Christmas Day). Bookplate café will also be open during this period, but with varied hours. Be sure to check our Summer Opening Hours before you visit.

Canberra Writers Festival

Canberra Writers Festival
Power Politics Passion Special event

Canberra Writers Festival 2019
23 August 2019 to 25 August 2019, 5pm-18.30pm
Conference Room, Theatre, Level 4

Various costs associated

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The Canberra Writers Festival is back again with a dazzling line up of events in venues across Canberra from 21-25 August.

160 local, national and international artists will discuss and debate contemporary issues, from historical, current and looming perspectives. Topics range from patriotism, plastic and politics to mathematics, media, murder and meat, to the bush and the brain.

Join us at the National Library from Friday 23 August-Sunday 25 August for these enlightening talks and a range of free events with children's authors on the Sunday.

To view the full Canberra Writers Festival program and book your tickets, visit canberrawritersfestival.com.au.