Byron Writers Festival is a member-based organisation administered by a dedicated team. Under the spirited guidance of Director Edwina Johnson, our aim is to offer a yearly program of engaging literary events and workshops.
Edwina has been immersed in the world of literature and publishing for more than 20 years. She joined Byron Writers Festival as Director in 2013.
Head of Development
Emma joined the Byron Writers Festival team as Partnership Manager in 2016. Emma has twenty years of experience in sales and marketing for music and media organisations.
Emily joined the Byron Writers Festival team in 2018 after completing a six month internship with the organisation. She worked as Festival Administrator for three years before moving into the role of Program Manager in 2021.
Anika is a brand and communications strategist with over fifteen years’ experience implementing brand, communications and website projects. She joined the Byron Writers Festival team in 2016.
Aarna joined the Byron Writers Festival team as Partnership Coordinator in 2019, after managing the Artisan Markets for the festival in 2017 and 2018.
Shien first joined the Byron Writers Festival team in 2014 as a volunteer, coordinating Opening Night. She became Volunteers Coordinator in 2018 and is the Operations Manager for 2022.
Tom is a freelance writer and photographer who grew up in the Northern Rivers. Tom joined the team in 2021 as Festival Administrator.
Cherrie Sheldrick is our Travel and Ticketing Manager. She has been with Byron Writers Festival for 19 years.