Brisbane Writers Festival will hold its inaugural Inspire Festival at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 13 June.

If you need a positive boost in your life Inspire Festival is the place to be.

Inspire Festival is designed to evoke inspired thought and positive action into your life, featuring inspirational guest speakers from all over the world including happiness habits expert Gretchen Rubin, Cross of Valour recipient Allan Sparkes, international journalist Hannah Pool and design guru Vince Frost.

On the day, there will be a morning and afternoon session which explore themes that will not only surprise, challenge and provoke you, but most importantly inspire you.

The morning session, Inspire Live starts at 9am where you’ll get to meet four amazing people, each with a unique story to tell.

Group Captain, Catherine McGregor will share her story of suffering with Gender Dysphoria, Stephen Damiani will take you through his journey of trying to find the cause and a cure for his son’s rare form of leukodystrophy, Allan Sparkes talks about his struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Hannah Pool tells her story about being adopted from an Eritrean orphanage and trying to find her family.

The afternoon session Inspire Life starts at 2pm, featuring five guest speakers. The speakers will not only help you discover the little things in life, but show you how you can improve your life by transforming your unpleasant habits into positive ones.

Vince Frost shows how the design process can help you live better, Dr Carmel Harrington will reveal whether you’re sleeping right, Martina Sheehan and Susan Pearse explore the art of paying attention and Gretchen Rubin will explore happiness habits.

Inspire Festival will really make you think, feel and act! Get inspired and check out Inspire Festival!

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