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Canberra Writers Festival Appoints Travis Green as CEO

Canberra Writers Festival 2 mins read

Australia’s national destination for new ideas, Canberra Writers Festival (CWF), has
appointed Travis Green as Chief Executive Officer to shape the long-term future of the
Festival.Mr Green, who will take up the role on June 3, brings significant festival and cultural events experience and will shape the management and operations of the Festival.

CWF Chair Jane O’Dwyer said “Travis brings a wonderful combination of festival and
cultural event management and strategic nous and vision. He will play a lead role in ensuring the Festival is long a loved and special feature of the life of our national capital.”

“He and our dynamic Artistic Director Beejay Silcox will be an extraordinary leadership team, and the Board is confident that Canberrans will be delighted with our new Spring Festival, literary events throughout the year and emerging links with fellow Canberra cultural events and celebrations.”

CEO Travis Green said “Joining the Canberra Writers Festival to work alongside Artistic Director Beejay Silcox and the CWF Board is an exciting opportunity. Contributing to this beloved literary Festival is a great honour and I can’t wait to get involved and deliver an engaging Writers Festival to the Canberra audience.”

The Canberra Writers Festival will take place this year from Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 October 2024, making it the only Australian capital city to host a writers festival in the last quarter of the year; ensuring that CWF – and its community – is poised for the freshest new releases, and able to capitalise on the late year flood of new publications.

Full details of the program will be launched later this year.

About the Festival

Founded in 2016, the Canberra Writers Festival has quickly become a beloved event in the national literary calendar – a favourite amongst Australia’s reading, writing and publishing communities.

Canberra is the centre of the nation’s decision and policy making, but it is also a city of poets, authors, journalists, artists and experts. The festival’s perennial theme ‘Power Politics Passion’ captures the depth and breadth of what makes Canberra unique.

The festival celebrates literature, ideas, and storytelling in all its forms and provides a platform for both established and emerging writers to share their work and engage with audiences. CWF is a place where diverse thinkers come together to explore the big questions that occupy our nation’s consciousness: What do we value? Whose stories are heard? How do we reckon with the past and imagine the future?

The festival’s lively and varied program of events includes master classes, dinners, author talks, panel discussions, workshops, book launches, and performances. All set against the backdrop of some of Australia’s most iconic national institutions.

 The festival is made possible by the generous support of supporting partner the ACT Government and foundation partners The Australian National University, the National Museum of Australia, the Museum of Australian Democracy, along with our partners and sponsors.

Contact details:

CWF Chair, Jane O'Dwyer 0416 249 231


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