Canberra Writers Festival 2020

The Australian National University is proud to be a foundation partner and contributor to the annual Canberra Writers Festival.

The Canberra Writers Festival 2020 program is now live! Book your tickets now to secure limited places for live physical events. The entire program will be streamed. 

Since its inception in 2016, the Canberra Writers Festival has been bringing together the best Australian and international writers, thinkers and social and political commentators.

The festival is now part of the Canberra community's cultural fabric - a world-class literary event, feeding our inherent love of words, ideas and debate and showcasing our city.

Under the theme Power Politics Passion the festival aims to scrutinise today's issues, reflect on the past, contemplate the future and challenge our understanding of all.

Ticket sales to live events will be limited to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 rules in place for large gatherings. The program will include both live and streamed events. View full program here.