2018 Canberra Writers Festival


Write your way to this year's festival by telling us in 25 words or less what inspires you to write. Send your answers to events@anu.edu.au before Monday 6 August. Make sure you let us know which three session you would prefer to attend. Limited tickets available (sessions available to win are listed below). Entries will be judged by Jane O'Dwyer, Alison Booth and Ian Chubb. 

ANU is proud to be a Foundation Partner for the 2018 Canberra Writers Festival which will take place between Thursday 23 August and Sunday 26 August. The theme this year is Power, Politics and Passion will showcase local, national and international writers in an array of venues across the nation's capital including University House and Llewellyn Hall at ANU.

Double passes to win include:

A Perfect Marriage: Alison Booth in conversation with Simon Troeth
Sunday 26 August, 1-2pm at Senate Chamber, Museum of Australian Democracy

Weatherboard & Iron...politics, the bush and me: Barnaby Joyce in conversation with Mark Kenny
Thursday 23 August, 11.30am-2pm at National Press Club

On the Brink: Gwynne Dyer, Greg Sheridan, Afua Hirsch moderated by Chris Uhlmann
Friday 24 August, 11.30am-2pm

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG In conversation with Natasha Stott Despoja AM 
Friday 24 August, 6-7.30pm at Kings Hall, Musuem of Australian Democracy

Illicit Love: Ann McGrath in conversation with Aarti Betigeri
Saturday 25 August, 9.30am-10.30am at Senate Chamber, Musuem of Australian Democracy 

An Incorrigible Optimist: Gareth Evans in conversation with Lenore Taylor
Saturday 25 August, 9.30-10.30am at House of Representatives Chamber, Museum of Australian Democracy

A Woman's Place... is in the House: Anne Aly MP, Margaret Reid AO, Rosemary Follett AO, Susan Ryan AO and moderated by Emma Alberici
Saturday 25 August, 1-2pm at House of Representatives Chamber, Museum of Australian Democracy

Unwell: Mike McRae in conversation with Professor Ian Chubb AC
Saturday 25 August, 2.30-3.30pm at The Terrace Room, National Portrait Gallery

New World Disorder: Matthew Reilly, Ed Husain, Phillipa McGuinness & Gwynne Dyer moderated by Katharine Murphy
Saturday 25 August, 6-7.30pm at Gandel Atrium, National Museum of Australia

The Night's Insomnia: Jen Lush with MC Jane O'Dwyer
Saturday 25 August, 4-5pm at Common Room, University House

One on One: Matthew Reilly in conversation with Emma Alberici
Sunday 26 August, 1-2pm at Llewellyn Hall, ANU

Passion, Power & Politics in Science: Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC, Jonathan Drori, Dr Cassidy Rose Sugimoto and moderated by Professor Joan Leach
Sunday 26 August, 2.30-3.30pm at Great Hall, University House

Turning Last Words into Music: Andrew Ford with MC Jane O'Dwyer
Sunday 26 August, 4-5pm at Great Hall, University House

Girls' Night In: Kathy Lette, Annabel Crabb, Nikki Gemmell, Bridie Jabour and moderated by Jean Kittson
Sunday 26 August, 6-7.30pm at Llewellyn Hall, ANU