Byron Writers Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Vasudhara is committed to supporting the arts : when our world is doing it tough, the power of the arts to inspire us; to give us hope; is ever more important. Vasudhara is delighted to support the Byron Writers Festival.
At Southern Cross University we harness the combined forces of compelling research, leading educators and our extraordinary communities to improve the university experience and make a positive impact in the world. Together, we are Transforming Tomorrow.
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.
Greenstone Partners is a leading independent corporate advisory firm. We support several organisations, charities and events including Byron Writers Festival.
MAJOR MEDIA PARTNERS
The Saturday Paper publishes intelligent news and current affairs that breaks the 24-hour news cycle. Subscribe today for the whole story.
Your independent source of local news on the NSW North Coast: Delivering online daily news and a free weekly newspaper The Byron Shire Echo.
ABC North Coast is proud to have been a media partner of the Byron Writers Festival since its inception. The Walkley-award winning ABC North Coast team produce stories on air and online reflecting the diversity, creativity, news and views of Northern Rivers people.
Byron Shire is a ‘meeting place’ – where people can come together to connect, share, grow, inspire, and create positive change.
The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund supports projects that provide opportunities to individuals in the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors.
Nestled in 45-acres of subtropical rainforest, Crystalbrook byron is a celebration of nature, responsible luxury and the local environment. Featuring signature restaurant, Forest, Eléme Day Spa, daily yoga classes, tennis court and infinity pool, Crystalbrook Byron is proud to offer sustainable luxury loved by locals and travellers alike.
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.
Absolute beachfront resort with private freestanding villas dotted throughout 50 acres overlooking ocean, forest, lake or pond. Facilities include two pools, a spa, rainforest walks and a horse stable.
Dementia care specialists. Six residents per home. No uniforms. No trolleys. Tried and tested in Europe for decades, yet almost unique to Australia, Honey Bee Homes is aged care reimagined.
Pukka inspires you to a healthier, happier world through incredible organic herbal teas that are as good for you as they are for the planet.
Arts Northern Rivers deliver services and projects that foster artistic innovation and excellence and work to ensure access and engagement with arts and cultural activity.
The Australian Society of Authors is the peak professional organisation, community, and voice of Australia’s writers and illustrators, providing advocacy, support and advice since 1963.
Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival showcases the diverse expressions of First Nations writers. We celebrate all genres of storytelling from oral stories to epic novels and plays to poetry.
Bold Authors is a collaborative online course hub. It enables authors and publishing industry insiders to create and/or attend courses on subjects including writing, publishing, book marketing and author business.
Friends of Libraries Byron Shire is an incorporated, not for profit group of volunteers who fundraise to make the libraries of the Shire the best places they can be for local residents and visitors. Our mission is the improving of library facilities and resources along with hosting author events.
Griffith Review is a literary and current affairs journal that offers fresh takes on big ideas. Each edition responds to a loose theme and features essays, short fiction, conversations, poetry and visual art by emerging and established creatives from Australia and overseas.
NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) is one of Australia’s most exciting regional theatre companies. We make theatre from the ground up, taking inspiration from the country and culture of the Northern Rivers.
Openbook is a lavish, 100-page magazine about books, history, art and ideas, published by the State Library of NSW. Inside each issue you’ll find feature articles, new writing, contemporary photography, author profiles, reviews and more.
Founded by prize-winning poet Sarah Temporal, Poets Out Loud empowers voices of all ages through inclusive cultural projects and performances.
Established in 2001, Quarterly Essay presents the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion, and aims to foster debate. It offers a forum for original long-form investigations, profiles and arguments. Each issue contains a single long-form essay, followed by correspondence on previous essays
Red Room Poetry is Australia’s leading organisation for commissioning poetry in meaningful ways. Key projects include the national Poetry Month, POEM FOREST, Poetry in First Languages and MAD Poetry.
The Conversation is a unique collaboration between academics and journalists and the world’s leading publisher of research-based news and analysis.
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre The Gallery hosts a vibrant program of exhibitions of established national, international and regional artists and celebrates the career, life and legacy of Margaret Olley.
Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) is a community connecting, training and funding generations of women and gender diverse changemakers so that together we transform Australia’s response to our environmental and climate crises. Our vision is for a world transformed by women leading change.
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.
SUPPORTING MEDIA PARTNERS
The Bangalow Herald is a monthly not-for-profit magazine dedicated to the community of Bangalow and surrounding villages. With historical links going back more than 100 years, the Herald continues to be the focus for cultural, social and environmental concerns of the 2479 community. It is proudly independent and produced mainly by local volunteers.
BayFM is Byron Shire’s own and only community radio station, serving listeners on 99.9FM and at bayfm.org . We are 100% independent, volunteer-run and not-for-profit.
Blank is your local street press; an independent voice for music, arts, lifestyle and community. Available free in print bi-monthly and always online, we’re on a mission to transform our regions cultural landscape.
Byron Bay truly is unlike anywhere in the world. So, come visit the wellness capital of Australia and experience the awe-inspiring natural beauty, and lively, welcoming community.
Northern Rivers Media is the publisher of the monthly community magazines The Byron Wave, The Lennox Wave & The Ballina Wave.
Rusty’s Byron Guide magazine is shopping for the mind, through its incisive, quality writing. We ask our readers to Read Think Act.
The Weekend Edition is your go-to source for planning the perfect weekend, delivering the best of Brisbane, the Gold Coast and surrounds straight into your inbox every Thursday morning. Whether you’re on the hunt for a new restaurant, cafe or bar, eager to know what events are happening or looking for local travel inspiration, The Weekend Edition has you covered. Get your weekly dose of local goodness online.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a charity working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote Communities across Australia, providing the tools and resources they request to shape the direction of their children’s literacy futures.
T Fizz ♥️
Scott Malcolm & Jane Taylor
Courtney Miller & Damian Kassabgi
THE NEXT CHAPTER
Bob & Patti Lowry
Chris Hanley & Dawn Standfield
Christopher & Lynda Dean
John & Melissa Hertzberg
WITH THANKS TO
Bangalow Lions Club
Bangalow Park Trust
Bask & Stow
Black Inc. Books
Byron Bay Chocolate Co.
Byron Bay Milk Co.
fallen BROKEN Street
Frontline Print & Copy Centre
Rochdale Accounting & Advisory
Sydney Writers Festival
The Bank House Bangalow
The Wheeler Centre
Tweed Party Hire
UNSW Centre for Ideas
Plus all the publishers who assisted in creating the 2023 Byron Writers Festival Program