Byron Writers Festival is a member-based organisation that acts as a resource for people of all ages. The mission of Byron Writers Festival is to promote literature, enhance the skills of writers, and foster a culture of reading and writing among all age groups in the NSW Northern Rivers and beyond. Our members are central to all that we do.
Our writing members
We have exciting professional development programs for both new and established writers including workshops, seminars and mentorships. Our annual residential mentorship offers four members the opportunity to spend five days in residence with an established writer.
We actively seek out opportunities for pathways to publication for our members and have a variety of opportunities such as Pitch Perfect and the Self-Published marquee at the Festival, as well as competitions and mentorships in collaboration with publishers. We also love celebrating our members’ writing success, and sharing this news far and wide.
Our reading members
Readers are at the heart of the Byron Writers Festival. Our library shelves are stacked high with books by Australian authors – many of whom have attended the Festival – and they’re free for members to borrow.
Members also enjoy discounted tickets to the festival in August, and for our out-of-season events including author visits, book launches and workshops. Many of members also get involved as Festival volunteers, participate at other events, or assist in the office on a regular basis.
All members receive our bi-monthly magazine, northerly, that is packed with stories about our members, literature news and reviews, as well as information about our events and a carefully collated list of writing competitions.
Become a member
We are a community of book-lovers who enjoy being swept away by great stories and having conversations about big ideas. We’d love you to join us.
Byron Writers Festival membership has an annual renewal date of 28 February. Renewals and new memberships received throughout the year will be allocated on a pro-rata basis. Membership renewals are processed online via Eventbrite.