Byron Writers Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Byron Writers Festival 2022 is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative.
Byron Writers Festival 2022 is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
This project was made possible through a Regional Arts Fund Renewal Grant provided by Regional Arts NSW through the Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in regional, remote and very remote Australia.
Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia, both for leisure and business events.
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.
Greenstone Partners is a leading independent corporate advisory firm. We support several organisations, charities and events including Byron Writers Festival.
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.
Copyright Agency’s Create Grants are open for mid-career Australian writers and artists to create new work for publication/performance or exhibition. See the Copyright Agency website for details.
Your independent source of local news on the NSW North Coast: Delivering online daily news and a free weekly newspaper The Byron Shire Echo.
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Luxury beachfront resort with private villas dotted throughout nature. Facilities include two pools, a day spa, rainforest walks, gym, tennis courts and horse stables.
89 Degrees East is a national data, strategy and delivery agency. Founded in Byron Bay and with bases across Australia, we deliver campaigns that change the world for the better.
Bolinda is a specialist Library supplier, number one Audiobook publisher in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest audiobook and large print supplier in Australia and New Zealand.
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, and award winning range of muesli, granola and premium snacks baked in our Byron Bay bakehouse.
Business NSW is an independent not-for-profit organisation; our purpose is to be a strong voice for the issues important to your business.
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 is a ‘meeting place’ – where people can come together to connect, share, grow, inspire, and create positive change.
Caldera Coffee is the continuation of a family tradition, with the founder growing up on a coffee plantation in Newrybar, in the Byron Bay hinterland where Caldera Coffee is roasted today. Caldera Coffee is sourced from organic farms and is a smooth medium roast with flavours of caramel and chocolate. Enjoy!
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A short scenic journey into Byron Bay’s hinterland lies a magical sanctuary. Crystal Castle is home to the world’s largest natural crystals where you can sit in an ancient amethyst cave.
Nestled in 45-acres of magical subtropical rainforest, Crystalbrook Byron is a celebration of nature, responsible luxury and the local environment.
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.
Merry People was founded by Danielle Holloway to solve a problem: she needed functional, comfortable boots suited to both outdoor adventures and her city commutes. Now shipping worldwide, Merry People makes versatile gumboots, designed to be worn all day & is on a mission to inspire people to find fun every day!
Openbook is a glossy, 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, photo-essays, author profiles, reviews and more. Subscribe or give as a gift!
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.
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.
Stone & Wood, Australia’s first B Corp Brewery, brewing approachable beers in Byron Bay since 2008. Dedicated to the idea that beer can be a force for good.
Summerland Credit Union is an ethical and sustainable financial institution with 10 branches across the Northern Rivers of New South Wales and South East Queensland.
Tamara Smith MP is the Member for Ballina and NSW Greens spokesperson for Education, Tourism, Regional Communities, the North Coast and Climate Change.
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.
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 knowledgeable staff we can handle any size print job from flyers, to posters, to wide format.
Milligram has a passion for design and stylish stationery and has firmly established itself as the premier destination for cult favourite brands from pen icons like LAMY and Kaweco to local and international notebook makers like Rhodia, Clairefontaine, Moleskine and more.
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.
The Sunseeker is ’80s brick motel nostalgia reimagined into a boutique accommodation experience for the modern conscious traveller. Hidden behind the magnificent beaches of Byron Bay, The Sunseeker is a family-friendly retro hub, offering beautifully considered rooms, bungalow-style stays, poolside lounging, and lush tropical gardens.
Australian Digital Concert Hall (ADCH) was created to connect artists and communities everywhere through music and technology during COVID. To date ADCH has enabled over $2 million to be raised by artists.
Blak & Bright is a First Nations Literary organisation and Festival established in 2016. They showcase and celebrate First Nations writers across all genres.
Environmental Music Prize is the world’s first music prize aimed at amplifying the voices of artists who inspire action for climate and conservation. A new prize for ‘Emerging Environmental Songwriter’ was created in partnership with Byron Writers Festival, and awarded to Nidala Barker.
Faber Writing Academy is the writing school inside Allen & Unwin, Australia’s leading independent publishing company, with courses run by renowned writers, publishers and agents.
Established in 2003, Griffith Review is a key part of Australia’s literary ecology, continuing to spark and foster public discourse that reflects and shapes our nation’s cultural, political and social life.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a national charity with a vision of equity of opportunity. Its programs provide access to books, publish community stories, and empower remote communities to lead their own literacy futures. Donate today: www.ilf.org.au
NORPA is one of Australia’s most exciting regional theatre companies. NORPA makes theatre from the ground up, taking inspiration from the country and culture of the Northern Rivers.
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.
A popular destination in Murwillumbah, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre offers stunning views of the Tweed Valley and presents an engaging program of exhibitions, activities and events.
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.
Apex Outdoor is a leader in acquiring and developing exclusive sites for digital billboards and out-of-home advertising throughout Australia.
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.
byronbay.com has been helping people plan their visit to our region since 1997 – providing a direct connection and sense of place via their popular website, blogs and socials.
Dumbo Feather is a global media organisation based in St Kilda, Australia that shares stories of people building a hopeful future. Through its tri-annual print publication, fortnightly podcast and online platforms, Dumbo Feather seeks to nourish and support a generation of change.
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 And Patti Lowry
Chris Hanley & Dawn Standfield
Christopher & Lynda Dean
John & Melissa Hertzberg
Scott Malcolm & Jane Taylor
Tom & Sibylle Vidal
WITH THANKS TO
Auckland Writers Festival
Bask & Stow
Brunswick River Inn
Byron Bay Milk Co.
Byron Bay Chocolate Co.
Fallen BROKEN Street
Northern Rivers Plant Hire
The Rails Hotel
The Wheeler Centre
Tweed Party Hire
UNSW Centre for Ideas
Plus all the publishers who assisted in creating the 2022 Byron Writers Festival Program