I have just purchased tickets to three Brisbane Writers Festival Events - very exciting! There are so many wonderful writers and interesting events to choose from, it was hard to narrow down the options. However, since reading Sophie's World in high school, a groundbreaking book for a fifteen year old, I have loved Jostein Gaarder and read all of his books (I have his new one on order!). So I am going to see him at the festival twice, firstly at "Science vs. Philosophy" on the 2nd of September and then "Is Consciousness a Cosmic Coincidence?" on the 3rd.
Also on the 3rd is "Poetry (and spoken word) in the Red Chamber" at Old Parliament House, poets include Emily XYZ, Mayers Bertlett and John Tranter (a poet who will be a corner stone of my thesis).
With a plethora of national and international writers from a broad range of genres, with varying locations all over Brisbane, workshops, master-classes etc. etc. the Brisbane Writers Festival seems to have something for every literary persuasion, I can't wait!