Five Writers Road Trip

July 5, 2016 by anika

Word warriors hit the road again – Byron Writers Festival 2016

According to numerologists the number five is the most dynamic and energetic of all single digit numbers. That is undoubtedly why the 2016 Byron Writers Festival is again hosting the Five Writers Road Trip. Five writers will head to five towns in five days, talking writing and reading at pubs, clubs, cafes, galleries, schools, libraries, service stations, bus stops…wherever there are readers, the fearless 555 will go.

This year’s Fab Five are Luke Carman, Kate Forsyth, Gabbie Stroud, Jesse Blackadder and Miles Merrill, captained by evil genius and holder of an unblemished van license, Zacharey Jane.

The Five Writers Road Trip will be beaming in to:

  • Coffs Harbour, Friday 29 July
  • Mullumbimby, Saturday 30 July
  • Ballina, Sunday 31 July
  • Brunswick Heads, Monday 1 August
  • Lennox Head, Tuesday 2 August

‘Word has spread since last year’s fantastic ‘Five Writers’ tour sparking requests from readers throughout northern NSW for the 555 creative crew to visit their town. The Fab Five have a full coastal itinerary planned that’s bound to enthrall and entertain,’ said Festival Director, Edwina Johnson.

‘The 555 tour is tasked with carrying good books and fine writers to places no writers’ festival has ever gone before.’

This year’s Five Writers Road Trip is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Byron Writers Festival. News of their exploits will be broadcast on Local ABC radio by legendary underground operative Jo Shoebridge.
For all enquiries please call:

Zacharey Jane on 0432 922 381 or email [email protected]
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anika