Fostering creative and artistic excellence in the youth of Northern Rivers
The ANZAC project involves the commissioning of six creative projects from young people aged 14-22 years.
The aim of the project is to engage young people in the Northern Rivers with the memory of war and the ANZAC legacy.
This project is supported by a grant from the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund and the venue provided by Southern Cross University.
Meet the Winners
Northern Rivers’ Memory of War: Stories of then, told by people of now.
Congratulations to the six selected ANZAC projects that will appear at the 2018 Byron Writers Festival. View the Video teasers below. FOr more information about the winners and what’s happening at the Festival, download this PDF brochure.
Amelie and Scout from Suffolk Park: Dance tribute to loss suffered during war
Dominic from Wollongbar: With Intention: Electric Bass composition exploring Anzac legacy and commemoration
Isabella from Bangalow: Everyone’s War: Three war experiences explored on video
Lachlan from Banora Point: Today’s Australia: The Reward of Sacrifice and Courage
Miriam from The Channon: Dear Homefolks: Written, sung and performed on acoustic guitar
Mondo from Ocean Shores: Fate, Reconciliation and a Postcard
Live & Local: Sarah Krasnostein & Helen Garner live from Sydney Writers’ Festival
Byron Writers Festival is pleased to once again bring Sydney Writers’ Festival’s live-streaming event Live & Local to Byron Theatre in 2021!
One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will be streaming Sarah Krasnostein & Helen Garner live from Carriageworks in Sydney direct to Byron Theatre on Saturday 1 May.
In this very special conversation, author of The Trauma Cleaner Sarah Krasnostein discusses her new book, The Believer, a deftly drawn enquiry into the power of belief, with Helen Garner.
Audiences will also have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session at the event, sending questions direct to the stage.
When: Saturday 1 May Time: 1.45pm for a 2pm start Where: Byron Theatre, 69 Johnson Street Byron Bay Tickets: Members plus one guest FREE; General Admission $10
After the runaway success of Sarah Krasnostein’s debut The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster, Sarah spent time in Australia and the US talking to six extraordinary people who held fast to a belief even though it rubbed against the grain of conventional wisdom. Her research culminated in The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith, a deeply humane and deftly drawn enquiry into the power of belief. Sarah is joined by fellow observer of human nature, Helen Garner, to explore what we believe in and why – from ghosts and UFOs to God and the devil, to dying with autonomy and beyond.
About Sarah Krasnostein
Sarah Krasnostein is a writer. She is admitted to legal practice in Australia and America, and holds a doctorate in criminal law. Sarah is the bestselling author of The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster, which won the Victorian Prize for Literature, the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Non-Fiction, the Australian Book Industry Award for General Non-Fiction and the Dobbie Literary Award. It also jointly won the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, was nominated for the Walkley Book Award, and was shortlisted for the National Biography Award, the Melbourne Prize for Literature and the Wellcome Book Prize (UK). Sarah’s work has appeared in a variety of publications in Australia, the UK and America. She is currently working on a Quarterly Essay on mental illness in Australia.
About Helen Garner
Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for non-fiction and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. In 2019 she was honoured with the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Her books include Monkey Grip, The Children’s Bach, Cosmo Cosmolino, The Spare Room, The First Stone, This House of Grief, Everywhere I Look and Yellow Notebook.