Sober Curious? with Jill Stark, Yumi Stynes, Clementine Ford and Shanna Waan


Byron Writers Festival celebrates International Women’s Day with All About Women
Experience the main stage action of All About Women, streamed live from Sydney Opera House this International Women’s Day. Byron Writers Festival will be live-streaming the headline session Sober Curious? at 2.30pm this Sunday 8 March at Byron Theatre, featuring Jill Stark, Yumi Stynes, Shanna Whan and hosted by Clementine Ford.

When: Sunday 8 March, 2.15pm – 3.30pm (streamed session starts at 2.30pm)
Where: Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson Street Byron Bay
Tickets: Members FREE; General Admission $10, bookings essential.
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From boozy benders to weeknight mummy wines to social media posts trumpeting newfound sobriety, our relationship with alcohol has never been more complicated. There’s nothing wrong with a couple of drinks – right? Girls’ nights out, mums’ weekends away, gathering to support your mate after a breakup – alcohol is at the centre of our social lives. But how much is too much? At what point does a fun time with friends become destructive and problematic? And is sobriety the new morality?

Journalist Jill Stark chronicled her year off booze, broadcaster Yumi Stynes has been public about her alcohol addiction and subsequent sobriety, and Shanna Whan founded Sober in the Country as a support system for other rural Australian recovering alcoholics. Join these three women in an intimate and nuanced conversation about how we navigate our own relationships with alcohol.

All About Women features emerging new voices from around the world speaking to future directions in feminism.

Tickets are just $10 (or free for Festival Members). Bookings essential via or call 6685 5115.