Guest Announcement: Jack Charles joins Byron Writers Festival line-up!


Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian legend: survivor of the Stolen Generations, Indigenous Elder, actor, musician, activist and former heroin addict and cat burglar. Now on the cusp of his 76th birthday, he’s ready to tell the full story of how he became a born-again Blakfella and one of Australia’s best-loved actors.

Byron Writers Festival is thrilled to welcome Uncle Jack Charles to the 2019 line-up, appearing in conversation with Adam Shoemaker at 12.45pm, Saturday 3 August in the Southern Cross University Marquee. He replaces Stan Grant who is regrettably no longer able to attend the Festival.

His upcoming memoir, Jack Charles: Born-again Blakfella, will be available for purchase at the 2019 Festival.

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Byron Writers Festival 2019
Festival Dates: 2-4 August 2019