2018 Byron Writers Festival announcements are just around the corner. Be sure to save these dates and jump online to score your tickets to regional Australia’s most popular literary festival.
Mark your calendar…
24 May Early bird 3-Day passes members’ pre-sale, $233. Conditions apply*
Available until sold out.
First guest announcement and early bird 3-Day passes general release, $268
Available until sold out.
Full program announcement & all general release tickets, including 3-Day passes, 1-Day passes and separately ticketed Workshops and Feature Events.
3-Day General, $299
3-Day Members, $254
1-Day General, $132
1-Day Members, $111
Sunday’s Kids Big Day Out, $40 (1 child and 1 accompanying adult)
Sunday Locals’ tickets, $80. Supported by Harcourts Byron Bay, conditions apply**
Feature Event ticket prices range from free to $35
Workshop ticket prices range from $60 (half day) to $120 (full day), with Member discounts available.
30 July – 5 August
Workshops and Feature Events running throughout the week
**Available to residents of the Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed council areas. Tickets are only available for purchase from the festival office, and purchasers will need to present proof of address (maximum two tickets per person).
Not a member of Byron Writers Festival, or yet to renew your 2018 membership? *Join by 23 May and you will receive an invitation to our exclusive Members’ early bird pre-sale event, a week before they go on sale to the public. Early Bird tickets sold out within a week last year so in 2018 we are giving our members a heads up!
Other Festival member benefits include discounted tickets (save up to $66 on a 3-Day pass), a special preview of the Full Program online and priority booking periods for Festival Feature Events. Read the full list of annual Member benefits and click here to sign up now!
Did you know that Byron Writers Festival received relatively little public funding – under 20% of our total revenue – with a majority coming from people like you. To ensure we can continue to support and celebrate writers, readers and storytellers please make a donation today. As a not-for-profit organisation run with a small team of staff and volunteers, contributions of any size go a long way in enriching the creative culture of our community. Amounts over $2 are tax deductible. To find out more, click here.
Relive the memories with our 2017 Showreel + Photo Gallery
We are very proud of a hugely successful 21st year with more than 130 writers, thinkers and commentators from across Australia and around the world converging on the beautiful Festival grounds at Elements of Byron to discuss, debate, enlighten and soak up the glorious Byron sunshine.
Girls’ day out
What’s your session style? Standing, seated or lying down?
Festival communications intern Emily Brugman catches ‘The Music Makers’
Ben Mckelvey, Den Adut, Rosemarie Milsom, Ailsa Piper and Tony Doherty bring the audience to tears (and the odd chuckle) in ‘The Two of Us’
Full house for The Reef
‘The State of the World’ welcomes a packed Feros Care Marquee
The next generation leans in
Shep Huntley commands the stage and gets everyone to their feet
Dad and daughter day out
And that’s a wrap! The sun dips on day three of another incredible Festival.