Words come to life in Ballarat.

This October the Ballarat Writers Festival will invite writers, readers and book lovers to hear and share stories in the heart of Ballarat.

The 2017 Festival will feature emerging and established writers talking about their work, practice, and expertise. As Ballarat is a town that has one foot in the historic and one foot in the contemporary, programming will draw topics from a broad interpretation of the theme ‘Democracy’, proving the opportunity to discuss both Australia‚Äôs heritage and current sociopolitical events through author talks, workshops, performance, and conversation.

For almost 30 years ‘Ballarat Writers Incorporated’ has supported writers and writing in the Western Victoria region on a not-for-profit basis. We are affiliated with Writers Victoria and support members through monthly members nights, regular writing competitions, a weekly writing club, workshop events and a monthly spoken word event, ‘Words Out Loud’.

The Ballarat Writers Festival is planned on the success of past events and a new campaign to use literature to bring people together and explore ideas.