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 Canberra’s cultural fabric – a world-class literary event, feeding our inherent love of words, ideas and debate.

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.

The upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic changed the festival’s program delivery in 2020 and forced a postponement in 2021. Not to be defeated, we will return this year with a full, live program. The CWF – our seventh – will take place this year at the unique National Museum of Australia, the iconic Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, the award-winning Kambri Cultural Centre (ANU), the National Press Club of Australia and 4 National Circuit Barton.

In 2022, the festival offers another superb line-up of literary talent. We look forward to gathering together again on Ngunnawal country for the 7th annual Canberra Writers Festival.