The Byron Writers Festival 2023 official opening will honour the Bundjalung Nation, held on the homelands of the Arakwal who will welcome all to Country.
In this special event the ancient ways of protocol will be revitalised, as neighbouring Bundjalung clans travelling across the Arakwal border will call Country to announce their arrival.
Featuring local custodians, elders and our guardians of language, and inviting First Nations writers involved in the program to pay their deep respects and language acknowledgements.
Friday 11 August
8:15am – 8:45am
Entry included with Friday Pass
Curated by Rhoda Roberts AO and hosted by Traditional Custodian Delta Kay
Supported by Vasudhara Fund
Delta Kay is a proud Bundjalung woman from Byron Bay. She is passionate about sharing her culture through storytelling and native bushfoods. Delta is owner and operator of Explore Byron Bay tours
Widjabul woman Rhoda Roberts AO is an actor, journalist, producer, writer, artistic director and Creative Director First Nations at Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA)