Byron Writers Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW
Byron Writers Festival 2019 is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Southern Cross University has contemporary campuses in Lismore, Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour. The University is renowned for its degrees in creative writing, contemporary music and the arts which foster a culture of critical thinking and engaged social inquiry.
At Feros Care, what we care about most is helping people live better lives. Healthier. Better connected. More active. More fulfilling. We call it growing bold and we’ve been doing it for 25 years.
Greenstone Partners is a leading independent corporate advisory firm. We support several organisations, charities and events including Byron Writers Festival.
The Copyright Agency is a not-for-profit rights managment organisation that ensures artists, writers and publishers are fairly rewarded for the reproduction of their work. Our Cultural Fund provides grants to creative individuals and organisations for a diverse range of projects which aim to enrich Australian cultural life.
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Elements of Byron is Byron Bay’s award-winning beachfront resort. Luxury accommodation and world-class facilities hosting unforgettable experiences. Barefoot luxury. Absolute beachfront. Nature all around. Discover the Elements of Byron.
MAJOR MEDIA PARTNERS
The Saturday Paper is a quality weekly newspaper, dedicated to narrative journalism. It offers the biggest names and best writing in news, culture, and analysis, with a particular focus on Australia.
Your independent source of local news on the NSW north coast: Online daily news source Echonetdaily and free weekly newspaper The Byron Shire Echo.
89 Degrees East is a national strategic communication agency. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra but our heart and HQ is located in Byron Bay. We design and deliver strategies and public campaigns that change the world for the better.
Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987; We offer skin, hair and body care formulations created with meticulous attention to detal, and with efficacy and sensory pleasure in mind.
The Atlantic Byron Bay is the perfect getaway for couples with cafes, shops and white sandy beaches all steps from your deck. Soak up the sun on the lawn, hide under a palm tree and enjoy the balmy evenings by the fire pit.
Bolinda is the No.1 audiobook publisher in the British Commonwealth & is credited worldwide for reinvigorating the audiobook category.
The Book Room Collective is an independent and locally owned group of bookshops in the Northern Rivers, operating from Byron Bay and Lennox Head. The shops are carefully curated to ensure every opportunity to explore and discover.
Brookfarm is a leading Australian gourmet food producer, committed to sustainable agriculture and premium food production. “It starts on the family farm” with Brookfarm’s prized macadamias, Australia’s indigenous nut.
Relax and unwind with all the creature comforts you desire. The Byron at Byron is an intimate resort set amongst a 45 acre subtropical rainforest. Each beautifully styled and self contained suite provides the perfect balance between luxury and authenticity.
Byron Farmers Market has the freshest range of locally grown produce direct from our farmers, including seasonal fruit and vegetables, pasture-raised meat and eggs, artisan cheese and bread, nuts, honey, rice, pasta and more!
Byron Shire Council represents a creative and diverse community with a strong commitment to sustainable living.
In the past 30 years, First National Byron Bay has cemented its position as the region’s number one agency, servicing a footprint that extends from Wardell to Byron Bay, Bangalow, the Hinterland, Mullumbimby and New Brighton.
G Adventures’ award-winning tours support local communities, giving travellers meaningful experiences with people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife, while offering them the freedom and flexibility to explore on their own.
IngramSpark® is an award-winning independent publishing platform that provides the indie-publishing community the same global distribution, print and digital products used by big-time publishers.
Pukka inspires you to a healthier, happier world through incredible organic herbal creations that are as good for you as they are for the planet.
Born and raised in Byron Bay, Stone & Wood is a proudly local and independent brewery that is dedicated to handcrafted beer while giving back to our community.
Tamara Smith is the Member for Ballina and NSW Greens spokesperson for Agriculture, Marine & Fisheries, North Coast, Older People, Tourism, Regional Communities and Veterans.
TryBooking is an easy-to-use event ticketing, bookings, registrations and fundraising platform. Get started, create an event and sell tickets online today.
The Walkley Foundation’s mission is to benchmark the best in Australian journalism, engage both media and the public in valuing and supporting journalism, and invest in programs that support journalism.
We believe that sharing good wine with food, family and friends is what life is all about. For over 40 years, we have been proudly handpicking outstanding wines from over 500 cellar doors across Australia for our members to enjoy.
AEGEUS is a specialist search, recruitment and consulting firm. Over the last ten years we have undertaken over 200 searches for senior artistic, executive and academic leaders in the arts, education, government, public agencies, associations and non-profit sectors in Australia.
Frontline Print and Copy Centre is Byron Bay’s Premier copy and digital print centre. With our state of the art Xerox ,Canon and Oce equipment, and knowlegable staff we can handle any size print job from flyers, to posters, to wide format.
Go Byron is Byron Bay’s most trusted taxi. We provide airport transfers and shuttles from Ballina and Gold Coast Airports, event transport, limos and more.
Husk is a family distillery pioneering an Australian style of agricole rum, as well as other innovative spirits like Ink Gin. Husk uses paddock-to-bottle methods and seasonal distilling to capture the provenance of Northern NSW in each bottle.
Enjoy an exceptional writing experience with LAMY writing instruments. Founded on Bauhaus principles, LAMY will invigorate your love of handwriting with its thoughtful functionality, sturdy construction and extraordinary design.
Nestled in Byron Bay’s Hinterland, Newrybar Merchants is a retail experience set in a charming 1890’s homestead – a treasure chest of one-of-a-kind homewares & lifestyle products
Rochdale Accounting & Advisory help you manage every aspect of your personal and business finances, and because we establish a personal relationship with each of our clients, our advice will be tailored for your needs.
Zentveld’s Roastery will have two cafe marquees serving coffee, leaf tea, chai and hot choc with gluten free, dairy free and sweet treats at the Festival. Festival coffee partner and sponsor of Byron Writers Festival for 17 years strong!
A graphic design studio for people doing good things. Branding, art direction, communications and content. Let us help you tell your story.
Allen & Unwin is Australia’s leading independent publisher and has been voted “Publisher of the Year” thirteen times.
Since 2003, Griffith Review has been the leading literary magazine in Australia with an uncanny ability to anticipate emerging trends.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a national book industry charity, which aims to lift literacy levels and instil a love of reading for children in remote communities. Donate today: www.ilf.org.au
Lismore Regional Gallery sits in the very heart of Lismore adjacent to The Quadrangle – Lismore’s Creative Playground. The new gallery space presents provocative discussions, workshops, artist talks and high quality exhibitions.
Multicultural NSW promotes community harmony and social cohesion in one of the most culturally diverse states in the world.
NORPA is one of Australia’s most exciting regional theatre companies. NORPA makes its theatre from the ground up, taking inspiration from the country and culture of the Northern Rivers.
Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher, is dedicated to its mission of nourishing a universal passion for reading by connecting books with readers everywhere.
Screenworks is a registered charity that provides support, leadership and vision for the regional screen industries in Australia by offering screen-related development and networking opportunities, programs and initiatives for people living in regional, rural and remote Australia.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns and offering panoramic views of the Tweed River, the Tweed Regional Gallery is the perfect place to visit to view first-rate exhibitions.
Word Travels is a not for profit arts organisation, organising literary and literacy programs for festivals, private companies, libraries, schools and cultural institutions around the Asia Pacific with a focus on developing performing writers.
ABC North Coast – Discover the latest in news, entertainment and sport plus the best stories from across your region. On air, online, on social and the ABC listen app.
Blank GC is the Gold Coast’s independent cultural voice. Out in print monthly and online 24/7, we’re on a mission to transform the city’s cultural landscape.
byronbay.com is a local, independent business, that provides a sense of place and a direct connection to ‘Byron’ that travellers can’t find anywhere else.
Byron Shire News is a respected publication carrying the major news, events and information of the area, as well as being the paper of choice for the local council, real estate agents and leading businesses.
Quarterly magazine, monthly podcast and fortnightly eNews; “Dumbo Feather is the sort of read you clutch to your chest in recognition of the beauty of humanity.”
Paradiso is an independently produced local magazine, celebrating the creative community of Northern NSW – our editorial explores the inspiration that feeds this creativity. And we are free.
Rusty’s Byron Guide is a magazine to inspire independent thinking and conscious action. It has been working to represent and reflect the Byron community since 1984.
Bob & Patti Lowry
Chris Hanley & Dawn Standfield
Christopher & Lynda Dean
Dion & Sandra Abrahams
John & Melissa Hertzberg
New Horizons Trust
Scott Malcolm & Jane Taylor
Tom & Sibylle Vidal
WITH THANKS TO
Beach Hotel Byron Bay
Bendigo Writers Festival
Byron Bay Library
Byron & Beyond 2019
Byron Bay Chocolate Company
Centre for Ideas, UNSW
Mullum Music Festival
Newcastle Writers Festival
Northern Rivers Plant Hire
The Rails Hotel
Wesley College Melbourne
Plus all the publishers who assisted in creating the Byron Writers Festival 2019 program