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Trent Dalton. Photo: David Kelly. 

Write your heart out

Museum of Brisbane will burst with stories from the heart throughout September.

Inspired by Trent Dalton’s Love Stories and in celebration of the world-premiere production at Brisbane Festival, you’re invited to share tales of first, enduring, or lost love in a pop-up writing experience this spring.

Motivated by a personal moment of profound love and generosity, bestselling author — and one of Australia’s finest journalists — Trent Dalton spent two months in 2021 gathering stories on his sky-blue 1960s Olivetti typewriter, on a prominent street corner in Brisbane’s CBD.

Speaking to Australians from all walks of life, he asked them one simple thing: “Can you please tell me a love story?” What followed was Dalton’s unashamedly joyous collection of Love Stories.

Now it’s your turn to scribe your very own love story and immerse yourself in tales of happiness and heartbreak from across the city.

Join us in the Dome Gallery and prepare to Write your heart out every day in September. You can leave behind a love letter to be shared with the world, or seal it up and keep it a secret.

Love is truly in the air at Museum of Brisbane this spring.


MoB’s Artist in Residence Program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC.

Write your heart out is supported through Brisbane Festival’s Giving Program by Ian & Cass George.

  • Date & Time
    30 August – 29 September 2024
  • Tickets
    Free
  • Location
    Level 3, City Hall
  • Ages
    Suitable for all ages
  • Access
    To find out about access at the Museum, click here.
Want to learn from award-winning Brisbane-based writer Trent Dalton? This is your chance!

Museum of Brisbane is searching for up to 20 emerging writers to participate in a pop-up writing experience as part of Brisbane Festival this September.

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