A message from The Byron Writers Festivals’s Director


Hello, I’m Edwina Johnson, Director of Byron Writers Festival. The team and I hope you and your family are safe and well.

Ordinarily, we would have been gathering with you next week on Bundjalung Country in beautiful Byron Bay for three days of storytelling, conversation and ideas.

Together with 140 writers, we would have been coming together as community to celebrate the 24th annual Byron Writers Festival.

But of course these are not ordinary times and this year’s event has regrettably been postponed until 6 – 8 August 2021.

As a not-for-profit organisation, our ticketing income is essential to the success of future Festivals.

If you were planning to come to Byron Writers Festival this year, we invite you to consider making a donation instead.

Your gift will help us create a stand-out Festival in 2021, as well as supporting Australian writers, and the arts in regional Australia.

Of course, we understand that this is a difficult time for many, so if you are unable to make a donation perhaps you could consider sharing our video message with your networks and friends instead.

The Festival Team all look forward to seeing you next year and thank you for your ongoing support.

How to Donate

Donations can be made at:

or alternatively you can contact us directly if you would like to talk to one of our team:
02 6685 5115

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.