The dates for 2016 are 5 - 7 August, with workshops commencing Monday 1 August.
JULIA GILLARD, JOAN LONDON, HELEN GARNER, KATE GRENVILLE, JACKIE FRENCH AND MANY MORE TRUE TALENTS…
EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE FROM 17 APRIL!
Five immensely successful, talented Australian women have top-billing at the 2015 Byron Bay Writers Festival. Already the Festival is shaping up to deliver a diverse and eclectic program of stimulating and engaging conversations with some of Australia’s most celebrated writers, as well as the strongest line-up of international guests in the Festival’s history.
Festival Director, Edwina Johnson is delighted to be bringing the best writers and thinkers together to share stories, triumphs, challenges and ideas; to debate, laugh and cherish; to connect, nurture and celebrate literary talent and new friendships down by Byron Bay’s scenic ocean shore.
In what is shaping up to be a Festival showcasing a line-up of strong, female Australian voices including Helen Garner, Joan London and Kate Grenville, a particular coup was securing former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.
Kids too will have the opportunity to meet their literary heroes in Kids Big Day Out which returns in 2015 on Festival Sunday with interactive performances for the whole family. This much-loved event features the biggest line-up of children’s authors to date including one of Australia’s best loved children’s authors, Jackie French, current Australian Children’s Laureate,whose books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Kids will also be entertained by the ever-popular illustrator Terry Denton and Australian superstar author Andy Griffiths.
Early Bird discounted three-day passes are released from 17 April. Audiences are advised not to wait until August to purchase Festival Passes as Saturday sold out last year, a first time achievement for this pivotal regional Australian arts festival.
The full Festival guest list and program will be announced on 12 June when the entire range of tickets, feature events, workshops, lunches and launches will be unveiled.
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Calling All Poets !
Dangerously Poetic and the Byron Bay Writers Festival are sponsoring a national poetry prize to be awarded at the Byron Bay Writers Festival on Saturday, 8 August at an off-site venue, The Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay.
Poets are invited to write up to 40 lines on the theme- Change.
Judge: Krissy Kneen