We create a happy melange, bringing food, hospitality and farming professionals, writers, artists, thought leaders and generally awesome people together to explore ideas and things that matter. Like food and books.

We produce food events
with a literary bent.

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Food & Words Literary Event

A storytelling session about food, books and cooking. Written and presented by Barbara Sweeney, it’s an amusing and thoughtful exploration of this publishing genre and its place in the world. Of particular interest is the handed-down, hand-written recipe book and their stories.. 

On the not-too-far horizon

Cookbook Love

We're proud to announce that Canberra's new gastronomic ground zero, Verity Lane Market, is the Principal Partner for Food & Words 2021.


Verity Lane Market

Food & Words Literary Event

Food & Words is hitting the road and presenting its renowned one-day writers' festival in Canberra.

Saturday September 18, 2021

Food & Words


Food & Words Literary Event

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Food & Words Festival

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Food & Words Literary Event

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Canberra artist

Meet Ella Phillips

We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, traditional custodians of the land, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Food & Words produces food events with a literary bent

Writers’ festival

Author talks & dinners 


& writing classes