Byron Bay Writers Festival Literary Food Events

A Passion for the Truth
Friday August 7, 6.30pm-9.00pm
Fishheads, Jonson Street at Main Beach, Byron Bay
Kate McClymont and Sally Sara in conversation with Christopher Warren
Cost: $95 including wine
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Gold-Walkley winning investigative journalist Kate McClymont must be the best-known and most awarded journalist in NSW. Foreign correspondent Sally Sara, recipient of United Nations Media Peace Awards, has reported from more than 30 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. Join them as Christopher Warren hosts one of the most engrossing conversations of the Festival.

Life Lines: The Enigma of Adam Cullen
Friday August 7, 6.30pm-9.00pm
The Gallery Cafe, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, 2 Mistral Road, South Murwillumbah
Erik Jensen in conversation with Alison Kubler
Cost: $75 including a glass of wine on arrival
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Welcome by Susi Muddiman OAM, Gallery Director. Tweed Regional Gallery will generously have Adam Cullen’s Mark ‘Chopper’ Read painting (2001) on display during the dinner. Guests are invited to arrive from 6.00pm for a stroll around the Gallery before dinner.

The 3 E’s: Economics, Education and Good Eating
Saturday August 8, 6.30pm-9.00pm
Byron Beach Cafe, Clarkes Beach, Lawson Street, Byron Bay
Ross Gittins and Maxine McKew in conversation with Matt Condon
Cost: $95 wine included
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For 40 years Ross Gittins, one of Australia’s pre-eminent economic journalists, has had a ringside seat as the Australian economy has gone through radical change. Maxine McKew is an Honorary Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne.Join them as Matt Condon leads a discussion of the 3 E’s over one of the best meals you will enjoy in Byron Bay.

Let’s Eat: A Lunch Celebrating Film, Food and Family
Sunday August 9, 12.00pm– 2.30pm
The Restaurant, Byron at Byron Resort & Spa
Margaret Pomeranz & Philippa Whitfield Pomeranz in conversation with Simon Marnie
Cost: $110 wine included
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Australians have welcomed Margaret Pomeranz AM into their homes for almost 30 years as co-host of The Movie Show (SBS) and At The Movies (ABC) with David Stratton. Her daughter-in-law, Philippa Whitfield Pomeranz is a filmmaker, producer and director with TV shows in development in Australia and the US.

Meet River Cottage Australia’s Paul West at Byron Farmers’ Market
Thursday August 6, 8.30am-9.30am
Byron Farmers’ Market, Butler Street, Byron Bay
Cost: Free

Meet River Cottage Australia’s Paul West at Byron Farmers’ Market
Cooking demonstration and book signing by chef and host of River Cottage Australia Paul West, introduced by Remy Tancred.


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