Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship dates announced


Byron Writers Festival’s flagship program for emerging writers, the Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship, is due to take place on 11-15 May 2020. Now in its 21st year, the Residency offers four writers the chance to spend five days writing in a glorious Byron Shire location under the mentorship of author Marele Day.

Last year’s participants noted the camaraderie and inspiration that came with sharing quality time with kindred spirits, and the sense of validation that came with garnering a place in the program. Seldom do writers have the chance to devote themselves entirely to their craft, and for this reason the residency is a dream come true for many participants.

With accommodation, catered lunches and groceries provided, this is an outstanding opportunity to participate in a writing experience that has already proven to be a launch pad for many regional writers.

Key dates are below, with eligibility and applications details on our website at

Key Dates

Applications open: Wednesday 4 March 2020
Applications close: Wednesday 25 March 2020
Residential Mentorship takes place: Monday 11 May – Friday 15 May 2020