Take a seat as we introduce six writers to kick off the 2021 Byron Writers Festival Line-up. We invite you to join us this 6-8 August for a three-day festival of ideas, conversation and storytelling in one of the world’s most beautiful coastal locations.
Byron Writers Festival commences Restart Programs. In late April StoryBoard authors, new and old, came together to elevate their presentations and workshops in order to maximise their effectiveness and positive impact on students. The three-day workshop was a result of the Create NSW grant, which aims to support and (safely) restart the arts and cultural sectors.
Byron Writers Festival announces new Restart Residential Retreats. The Restart program is funded by Create NSW, who have granted Byron Writers Festival $185,000 to be dispersed to NSW writers, illustrators and creatives. This grant will be disbursed in residencies as well as free workshops for NSW writers and illustrators of all description.
Vale the incomparable Mungo MacCallum. Mungo was closely involved with Byron Writers Festival since its inception and will be fondly remembered by Festival audiences as the instigator of lively, irreverent discussion, often with a glass of red wine in hand. Thank you to Russell Eldridge for writing this wonderful tribute to his extraordinary life and work.
We’re running an incredible giveaway on Instagram to celebrate the creative culture of the Byron Shire and surrounds. By teaming up with a few of our creative friends who call Byron home, we’re offering you the chance to win this beautiful prize worth $1400. Competition ends Sunday November 8.
Byron Writers Festival has teamed up with Audible on a special offer for you. Join Audible as a new member using a unique Byron Writers Festival link, and you will receive a 2-month free trial giving you access to an audiobook of your choice each month, as well as Audible member benefits*