News & Editorial


July 31, 2023

The work of Sydney-based artist Liz Payne explores colour, shape, form and abstraction through a variety of mediums including painting, embroidery and beading. Earlier this year, Payne was commissioned by Byron Writers Festival to produce a piece for this year’s event. We sat down with her to discuss her creative process and more. 

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July 20, 2023

Byron Writers Festival proves that the Northern Rivers region remains a creative hotspot in 2023 with more than 30 local writers, thinkers, artists and performers featured at this year’s festival including Marele Day (Reckless), Sally Colin-James (One Illumined Thread), Kayte Nunn (The Only Child), Hilton Koppe (One Curious Doctor), Amanda Reichelt-Brushett (Marine Pollution), Hakea Hustler and Carl Merrison (Diraarn) and many more.

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July 13, 2023

The Deep Dives marquee will be a place for reflective one-on-one conversations; where you can dive head first into a world of extraordinary and emotive topics that leave you yearning to discover more. If you love hearing from the authors of this year’s biggest and most compelling books and better still, meeting them in person afterwards, read on for a taste of what to expect.

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June 29, 2023

A lost imperial city, full of wonder and marvels. An empire that was the largest the world had ever seen, established with astonishing speed. A people obsessed with travel, knowledge and adventure. Take a trip down the Silk Road with Byron Writers Festival Member Judy Ebner, in this review of Richard Fidler's The Book of Roads and Kingdoms.

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