Byron Writers Festival 2020 Secondary Schools Program provides an insight into storytelling, debate, and big ideas, eloquently delivered by some of Australia’s foremost writers and thinkers.
In partnership with Southern Cross University
At this time when we are unable to come together in person, join our online audience without leaving your classroom. Sessions will be available for free and on-demand from 3 – 7 August 2020.
Suitability ranges from Stage 4 to Stage 6.
Teacher resources for all sessions will be available from week two of term 3, aimed at provoking further enquiry in the classroom pre and post event.
For authors and session details, please refer to the program below or download a Program PDF.
Reminder emails will be sent to registered schools when resources and sessions are available.
Please note this program is only available to schools within the Northern Rivers of NSW.
Teen Author: From Story Factory to Publication
Vivian Pham in conversation with Cath Keenan
Finding Your Unique Writing Style and Voice
Christos Tsiolkas in conversation with Benjamin Law
Love, Language, and Land: Telling the Stories that Make Us Who We Are
Ellen van Neerven in conversation with Benjamin Law
Fighting for Justice: The Triumph of People Power
Craig Foster in conversation with Maeve Marsden
Being Black ‘N Chicken & Chips: A Story about Growing Up
(when everything is falling apart)
Matt Okine in conversation with Sunil Badami
The Stories Behind the Songs
Clare Bowditch in conversation with Zacharey Jane
How Powerful We Are: Words as Catalyst for Change
Sally Rugg in conversation with Maeve Marsden