The countdown is on! Byron Writers Festival is happening 4-6 August, 2017. Mark your calendar as we gear up for another unforgettable year.
Byron Writers Festival is Australia’s largest and leading regional writers’ festival, held in August every year at its iconic location at the beautiful Elements of Byron.
Renowned for its sense of community and thought-provoking programming, the Festival explores the importance of literature and debate in shaping our lives.
The 21st Byron Writers Festival will see more than 130 writers join panels on 120-plus sessions over the 3-day event. We will welcome artists, environmentalists, philosophers, journalists and musicians to join our more traditional storytellers as they take us on unexpected and profound journeys into other worlds and modes of thinking.
Festival weekend: Friday 4 – Sunday 6 August
Earlybird tickets on sale: Wednesday 24 May – Tuesday 13 June (unless sold-out prior) Full Program announcement: Wednesday 14 June Regular ticket sales: Wednesday 14 June Workshops: Monday 31 July – Thursday 3 August
Early Bird 3-Day Pass: $265 General / $230 Members & Students Full Program 3- Day Pass: $285 General / $250 Members & Students Full Program 1-Day Pass: $130 General / $109 Members & Students
For those that missed it, 2016 was one for the history books! Weathering severe storm damage, the Festival opened to record-breaking crowds with its strongest and best received program yet. Relive the magic and prepare yourselves for another year of literary delights.
Key information for getting to and from Byron and the event site, accommodation, tickets and FAQ’s.
To the Festival
How to get to and from the festival site by shuttle bus, train or car. Information on flights, trains and buses to and from Byron Bay.