The Byron Writers Festival 2017 Off-Site Events

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A big part of the annual Byron Bay Writers Festival is the selection of free and individually ticketed off-site literary events. These take place at a number of venues across the Byron region, including the Byron Theatre, Lone Goat Gallery, The Byron Bay Library, and more. Screen Shot 2017-06-21 at 2.04.49 pm
Here’s a small sample of the 2017 Writers Festival off-site events.

Best of Insiders

ABC TV’s Sunday morning discussion program, Insiders, is coming to Byron Bay. Host Barrie Cassidy will guide the panel through all the big 2017 political developments so far, and screen the most entertaining videos of the political year.

When: Wednesday 2 August, 6 – 7.15pm
Where: The Byron Theatre
Cost: $30

Australian Poetry Slam – Byron Heat

Your local poets, storytellers, hip-hop artists, stand-up comedians… Whatever they do with words, they get two minutes to set the mic alight. Further details:

When: Saturday 5 August, 6 – 8pm
Where: Byron Bay Library
Cost: Gold coin donation

Writers at the Rails

Featuring David Hallett and Arielle Cottingham. For 25 years ‘Writers at the Rails’ has provided a stage to feature poets, book launches and poetry slams, while fostering a platform for local and visiting poets to perform new works.

Sunday 6 August, 2pm
Where: The Rails, Byron Bay
Cost: FREE

Check out all of the off-site events for this years Byron Bay Writers Festival at

Learn more about the Writers Festival and buy tickets at