Word Fest Toowoomba

An exciting festival of writing, reading, authors, poetry, illustration, and wordplay for all ages and tastes – a feast of WORDS!

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Word Fest Toowoomba has a diverse offering of events happening in Toowoomba throughout the year. We hope you can join us in our beautiful Garden City.

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About Word fest

Our Mission is to develop a fresh and adventurous festival platform for the local region and the broader Queensland communities to celebrate the talents of our Toowoomba writing community.

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Word Fest Events

Word Fest Toowoomba showcases writers, story tellers, food and books from around the Darling Downs & South-East Queensland, with featured events from February to August. 

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Word fest News

Events filling Toowoomba with authors, stories, food and joy. Discover the latest updates and event information that shines the light on home grown and imported talent and renowned venues.

You are invited to our latest event!

Literary Launch

Thursday, 1 Jun 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST at

Toowoomba Masonic Centre
58 Neil Street
Toowoomba City QLD 4350

Word Fest Toowoomba as part of The Big Word of Mouth Weekend presents a Literary Lunch with Guest speaker Nikki Mottram – author of ‘Crows Nest’.

Funds raised go to Hope Horizons.


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What They Are Saying…


A Taste of Toowoomba

“These look delicious….can’t wait to try them!”

A Taste of Toowoomba

“I can see how to use the basic recipes to adapt to our family tastes.”

A Taste of Toowoomba

“Beautiful, colourful book.  Well done!”

A Taste of Toowoomba

“A great mix of cultural offerings.”

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“What a great idea.”

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“Lovely brochure – where can I get one?”

Words From the Past

“This is a wonderful chronicle of the literary history of the Darling Downs.  Great to dip in and out of the landscape of writers over time.”

Words From the Past

“It’s a wonderful Book .. Light reading and full of information that is very close to home.”


Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam

No, it’s not slamming a poetry book down on the desk at high school.  It is not a frustration reflex.  A Poetry Slam is a fun, structured competition where poets share their original poems during a 3 minute timeframe in a competition decided by the live...

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The 2023 Supanova Experience

The 2023 Supanova Experience

By Ashleigh Hartley As Australia’s home of pop culture fandom, Supanova remains a wonderful exhibition for Australian authors to talk about and showcase their novels to new audiences. Whether self-published, or published traditionally, Supanova welcomes a variety of...

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Celebrating all things “words”, with literature, authors, zines, spoken word events, food, kids energetic story telling, quilts, poets, competitions and family fun.

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