Byron Writers Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Byron Writers Festival 2021 is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative.
Byron Writers Festival 2021 is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
This project was made possible through a Regional Arts Fund Renewal Grant provided by Regional Arts NSW through the Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in regional, remote and very remote Australia.
Southern Cross University has campuses on the Gold Coast, in Lismore and Coffs Harbour and also offers online study. Develop your unique artistic skills with Southern Cross University’s writing, music and visual arts degrees. To find out more visit: scu.edu.au/creative
At Feros Care, what we care about most is helping people live better lives. Healthier. Better connected. More active. More fulfilling. We call it growing bold and we’ve been doing it for 30 years.
Greenstone Partners is a leading independent corporate advisory firm. We support several organisations, charities and events including Byron Writers Festival.
In the past 30 years, First National Byron Bay has cemented its position as the region’s number one agency, servicing a footprint that extends from Wardell to Byron Bay, Bangalow, the Hinterland, Mullumbimby and New Brighton.
MAJOR MEDIA PARTNERS
The Saturday Paper is a quality weekly newspaper, dedicated to narrative journalism. It offers the biggest names and best writing in news, culture, and analysis, with a particular focus on Australia.
Your independent source of local news on the NSW north coast: Delivering online daily news and a free weekly newspaper The Byron Shire Echo.
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Elements of Byron is Byron Bay’s award-winning beachfront resort. Luxury accommodation and world-class facilities hosting unforgettable experiences. Barefoot luxury. Absolute beachfront. Nature all around. Discover the Elements of Byron.
89 Degrees East is a national data, strategy and communications agency. Founded in Byron Bay and with bases across Australia, we deliver campaigns that change the world for the better.
The Atlantic Byron Bay is the perfect getaway for couples with cafes, shops and white sandy beaches all steps from your deck. Soak up the sun on the lawn, hide under a palm tree and enjoy the balmy evenings by the fire pit.
Bolinda is a specialist Library supplier, number one Audiobook publisher in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest audiobook and large print supplier in Australia and New Zealand.
The Book Room Collective is an independent and locally owned group of bookshops in the Northern Rivers, operating from Byron Bay and Lennox Head. The shops are carefully curated to ensure every opportunity to explore and discover.
Brookfarm is a leading Australian gourmet food producer, committed to sustainable agriculture and premium food production. “It starts on the family farm” with Brookfarm’s prized macadamias, and award winning range of muesli, granola and premium snacks baked in our Byron Bay bakehouse.
Business NSW is an independent not-for-profit organisation; our purpose is to be a strong voice for the issues important to your business.
Byron Farmers Market has the freshest range of locally grown produce direct from our farmers, including seasonal fruit and vegetables, pasture-raised meat and eggs, artisan cheese and bread, nuts, honey, rice, pasta and more!
Byron Shire Council represents a creative and diverse community with a strong commitment to sustainable living.
The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund supports projects that provide opportunities to individuals in the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors.
Nestled in 45-acres of magical subtropical rainforest, Crystalbrook Byron is a celebration of nature, responsible luxury and the local environment.
IngramSpark® is an award-winning independent publishing platform that provides the indie-publishing community the same global distribution, print and digital products used by big-time publishers.
Pukka inspires you to a healthier, happier world through incredible organic herbal teas that are as good for you as they are for the planet.
Quarterly Essay celebrates 20 years as Australia’s leading journal of politics and culture. Publishing the best Australian writers and in-depth analysis, Quarterly Essay continues to foster critical debate.
Born and raised in Byron Bay, Stone & Wood is a proudly local and independent brewery that is dedicated to handcrafted beer while giving back to our community.
Summerland Credit Union is an ethical and sustainable financial institution with 10 branches across the Northern Rivers of New South Wales and South East Queensland.
Tamara Smith MP is the Member for Ballina and NSW Greens spokesperson for Agriculture, Tourism, Regional Communities and the North Coast.
The Walkley Foundation’s mission is to benchmark the best in Australian journalism, engage both media and the public in valuing and supporting journalism, and invest in programs that support journalism.
Apex Outdoor is a leader in acquiring and developing exclusive sites for digital billboards and out-of-home advertising throughout Australia.
Frontline Print and Copy Centre is Byron Bay’s premier copy and digital print centre. With our state of the art Xerox, Canon and Oce equipment, and knowledgeable staff we can handle any size print job from flyers, to posters, to wide format.
Milligram has a passion for design and stylish stationery and has firmly established itself as the premier destination for cult favourite brands from pen icons like LAMY and Kaweco to local and international notebook makers like Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Moleskine and more.
Revolve Your World is a unique waste management system that utilises waste minimisation strategies, onsite waste stream sorting, consolidation and processing. Our goal is to help events and communities achieve 100% recycling rates.
Rochdale Accounting & Advisory help you manage every aspect of your personal and business finances, and because we establish a personal relationship with each of our clients, our advice will be tailored for your needs.
With huge buying power The Cellar offers the very best local prices, are conveniently located and are the experts at handling large weddings and parties.
The Sunseeker is ’80s brick motel nostalgia reimagined into a boutique accommodation experience for the modern conscious traveller. Hidden behind the magnificent beaches of Byron Bay, The Sunseeker is a family-friendly retro hub, offering beautifully considered rooms, bungalow-style stays, poolside lounging, and lush tropical gardens.
Faber Writing Academy is the writing school inside Allen & Unwin, Australia’s leading independent publishing company, with courses run by renowned writers, publishers and agents.
Established in 2003, Griffith Review is a key part of Australia’s literary ecology, continuing to spark and foster public discourse that reflects and shapes our nation’s cultural, political and social life.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a national charity with a vision of equity of opportunity. Its programs provide access to books, publish community stories, and empower remote communities to lead their own literacy futures. Donate today: www.ilf.org.au
Lismore Regional Gallery sits in the very heart of Lismore adjacent to The Quadrangle – Lismore’s Creative Playground. The gallery presents a broad range of programs that include tours, workshops, artist talks and high quality exhibitions.
NORPA is one of Australia’s most exciting regional theatre companies. NORPA makes theatre from the ground up, taking inspiration from the country and culture of the Northern Rivers.
Screenworks is a registered charity that provides support, leadership and vision for the regional screen industries in Australia by offering screen-related development and networking opportunities, programs and initiatives for people living in regional, rural and remote Australia.
Studio A makes great art and is NSW’s only supported studio for professional artists with intellectual disability.
The Regent is a majestic Art Deco treasure built in 1947 that offers Cinema, Live Events, a Cafe, a licensed Bar and alfresco Balcony, located in the heart of the M-Arts precinct in Murwillumbah.
A popular destination in Murwillumbah, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre offers stunning views of the Tweed Valley and presents an engaging program of exhibitions, activities and events.
Word Travels is a not for profit arts organisation, organising literary and literacy programs for festivals, private companies, libraries, schools and cultural institutions around the Asia Pacific with a focus on developing performing writers.
ABC North Coast – Discover the latest in news, entertainment and sport plus the best stories from across your region. On air, online, on social and the ABC listen app.
Blank is your local street press; an independent voice for music, arts, lifestyle and community. Available free in print monthly and always online, we’re on a mission to transform our regions cultural landscape.
byronbay.com has been helping people plan their visit to our region since 1997 – providing a direct connection and sense of place via their popular website, blogs and socials.
The Northern Rivers Review is a new voice for the Northern Rivers, celebrating the people, places and ideas that make up our colourful and diverse region.
Paradiso is an independently produced local magazine, celebrating the creative community of Northern NSW – our editorial explores the inspiration that feeds this creativity. And we are free.
Rusty’s Byron Guide is a magazine to inspire independent thinking and conscious action. It has been working to represent and reflect the Byron community since 1984.
Bob And Patti Lowry
Chris Hanley & Dawn Standfield
Christopher & Lynda Dean
John & Melissa Hertzberg
Scott Malcolm & Jane Taylor
Tom & Sibylle Vidal
WITH THANKS TO
ALLEN & UNWIN
Apex Digital Billboards
Byron Bay Milk Co.
Byron Bay Chocolate Company
Harper Collins Australia
Northern Rivers Plant Hire
Penguin Random House Australia
Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre
Sydney Writers’ Festival
The Rails Hotel
The Wheeler Centre
Tweed Party Hire
Plus all the publishers who assisted in creating the 2021 Byron Writers Festival Program