Early Bird 3 day passes are on sale from Friday 17 April.
The full program will be released on Friday 12 June.
The dates for 2016 are 5 - 7 August, with workshops commencing Monday 1 August.
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
First Prize : $500, a 3 day pass to the Byron Bay Writers Festival 2015, publication in Dangerously Poetic's upcoming anthology (projected launch date 4/2016), a free copy of the anthology and an opportunity to read the poem at an offsite Festival event.
Second Prize : $100, 1 day pass (Sunday) to Byron Bay Writers Festival 2015, publication in Dangerously Poetic's upcoming anthology and an opportunity to read poem at an offsite Festival event.
The extraordinary adventure of one man’s journey through the land of the nomads.
When: April 30, from 6.30pm
Where: Club Lennox, 10 Stewart Street, Lennox Head NSW 2478
Cost: $35, includes a 2 course dinner buy tickets here
The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to asuccession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century – a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan,created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads still lead today, Tim Cope embarked on a journey that hadn’t been successfullycompleted since those times: to travel on horseback across the entire length of the Eurasian steppe, from Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, through Kazakhstan,Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine to the Danube River in Hungary. From horse-riding novice to travelling three years and 10,000 kilometres on horseback, accompanied by his dog Tigon, Tim learnt to fend off wolves and would-be horse thieves,and grapple with the extremes of the steppe as he crossed sub-zero plateaux, the scorching deserts of Kazakhstan and the high-mountain passes of the Carpathians. Along the way, he was taken in by people who taught him the traditional ways and toldhim their recent history: Stalin's push for industrialisation brought calamity to the steepand forced collectivism that in Kazakhstan alone led to the loss of several millionlivestock and the starvation of more than a million nomads. Today Cope bears witness to how the traditional ways hang precariously in the balance in the post-Soviet world. Co-Presented by Lennox Arts Board