The dates for 2016 are 5 - 7 August, with workshops commencing Monday 1 August.
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The 2015 Byron Bay Writers Festival Program has been unveiled and the countdown to the Festival has begun. Now only weeks away, this much awaited three-day literary calendar event has book-lovers buzzing.
The Program is jam-packed but there is more! We are delighted to announce two additional writers will be joining the stellar list of authors heading to Byron – Sofie Laguna and Robert Hoge.
Sofie Laguna was recently announced as the winner of Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel The Eye of the Sheep. Sofie was selected from a short list of powerful Australian voices depicting unforgettable characters, including short-listee Joan London who will also be appearing at the Festival. Robert Hoge will bring his unique and fascinating life story to Secondary Schools Day on Thursday 6 August.
Please be aware of unforeseen changes to the printed program: Helen Garner, Joanna Rakoff and Osamah Sami are regrettably no longer able to attend the Festival.
Sold out events are: Literary Dinner at Fishheads and Byron Beach Cafe as well as Faber Writing Academy and Writing Your Novel in a Year workshop.