The Countdown to Byron Bay Writers Festival Begins


To add to the anticipation we are thrilled to announce that the 2015 Miles Franklin award winner Sofie Laguna has joined the writers heading to Byron Bay. Her applauded novel The Eye of the Sheep was selected from a shortlist of powerful Australian voices including Joan London who will also be appearing at the Festival. Congratulations to London too who last week won the prestigious Kibble award.unnamed (8)

Festival on track to sell out
Three day passes and Saturday passes will sell out shortly, so book your tickets soon to avoid disappointment. At this stage, there are still some tickets left for Friday and Sunday including the stellar line-up for KIDS BIG DAY OUT as well as our feature events and workshops.

Food and fabulous conversation
Literary Dinners are always a Festival favourite and two have already sold out. Don’t miss experiencing one of these Festival highlights. Tickets are still available to a Literary Dinner celebrating the life of Adam Cullen at the acclaimed Tweed Regional Gallery and a Literary Lunch at the Byron at Byron Resort with popular film critic Margaret Pomeranz.


Buy tickets to:
Life Lines: The Enigma of Adam Cullen Literary Dinner, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, food by Mavis’s Kitchen, Friday 7 August 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Lets Eat: Celebrating Film, Food and Family Literary Lunch, Byron at Byron Resort, Sunday 9 August 12.00pm – 2.30pm

Please check Festival Program online for any unavoidable last minute changes.

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