List of Australian Writers Festivals 2023

List of Australian Writers Festivals 2023

What Writers Festivals are on in Australia in 2023? Bookmark this page for a list of some of the writers festivals bringing authors, readers, book lovers, the writing community and the publishing industry together. There are a huge number of literary festivals and events in the first half of the year, and less so in the second, so start planning now.

Once you have checked out the list of festivals further below, you might like to return here to read these resources:

Check with your accountant if attending a writers festival is a legitimate expense for your writing business, as writers festivals are a great opportunity for writers to mix with readers, other writers, publishers, literary agents, creatives, librarians, illustrators and book lovers.

If you have a writers’ festival to add to this list, please send me the details. Thanks to writers Kai Ash, Tina Cartwright,  Fiona TaylorJess Gately, Alicia Thompson, Lisa Kenway, Virginia Muzik, Rebecca Fung, Ryan Butta and the amazing Catherine C. Turner (who found many of the more obscure ones!) for doing just that!

NB: Some details may change so please stay up to date on each festival’s website for the latest.

Writers’ Festivals in NSW, 2023

Writers’ Festivals in VIC, 2023

Writers’ Festivals in QLD, 2023

Writers’ Festivals in SA, 2023

Writers’ Festivals in NT, 2023

Writers’ Festivals in WA, 2023

Writers’ Festivals in TAS, 2023

Writers’ Festivals in ACT, 2023

Writing and Publishing Industry Conferences, Australia 2023