About the Moreton Bay Readers and Writers Festival

FAWQ Readers and Writers Festival Moreton Bay

  • Stories – Ways of communicating
  • Creating – Ways of making value
  • Connection – Ways of coming together

“We are the collection of thoughts and actions that reach back and project forward to make our present reality. Sharing our story connects us – share and create.”

The Fellowship of Australian Writers Queensland (FAWQ) began in 1921 as the Queensland Authors and Artists Association (QAAA) and has a proud history of support for creative artists in all fields. The focus of the FAWQ today is the emerging writer.

In 2021 in partnership with USC and Moreton Bay Regional Council Libraries we will be holding the inaugural FAWQ Readers and Writers Festival Moreton Bay.

Festival Venues:

  • Friday 18th June to Thursday 1st July – Moreton Bay Regional Council Libraries located at: Albany Creek / Arana Hills / Bribie Island / Burpengary / Caboolture / Deception Bay / North Lakes / Redcliffe / Strathpine / Woodford
  • Friday 2nd July to Sunday 4th July – USC Moreton Bay located next to Petrie Railway Station

Events planned include: 

  • Workshops, Seminars, Panel Discussions
  • Talks by Authors, Editors, Publishers, and Booksellers
  • Author Readings, Book Signings and Stalls
  • Story Telling Corners for all ages
  • Performances – music, poetry slams, dramatic readings
  • Presentations of Competition prize-winners and readings

The FAWQ Readers and Writers Festival Moreton Bay aims: 

  • to celebrate 100 years of support for writers in Queensland by QAAA / FAWQ
  • to be inclusive, affordable, accessible, and creative
  • to foster the love of books and writing
  • to encourage writing and reading
  • to bring writers, aspiring writers, and readers together

We are – Children / Students / Adults / Seniors from First Nations and Settler Nations

the collection of thoughts and actions – Fiction and Non-Fiction Stories

that reach back – to the past, our heritage – where we have come from

and project forward – to the future, our journey – where we want to be

to make our present reality – the present our life – where we are now

Sharing our story connects us

Share and create

  • Listen to talks and author readings
  • Read at seminars and bookstalls
  • Write during workshops and activities
  • Question at panel discussions and author signings
  • Perform with story-telling corners, poetry slams, music
  • Display your competition entries and awards