Byron Writers Festival
Byron Writers Festival

Byron Writers Festival

Published 7th December, 2016 in Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks, Community Event, Festivals and Celebrations
  • Location

    Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481, Australia

  • Date

    3rd August 2018 to 5th August 2018

  • Time

    All Day

Byron Writers Festival is the central hub to the Northern Rivers’ active, vibrant literary culture of reading and writing. Their primary purpose is to create and deliver programs that involve and enrich professional, amateur and aspiring writers (and readers) of all ages. Their mission is to promote literature (particularly Australian), enhance the skills of writers, and foster a culture of reading and writing among all age groups in the Northern Rivers and beyond. The Byron Writers Festival had its beginnings in 1997, when a small group of locals led by Chris Hanley wondered whether authors might accept an invitation to spend a winter weekend in Byron Bay. They did, and an audience of two hundred locals enjoyed a gathering of 50 Australian writers. Since then, the Festival has grown from a single venue event to fill five huge marquees and venues around town. This major annual literary event, the largest regional Writers Festival, offers a seven-day program attracting more than 65,000 individual attendances and reaching more than 4000 school students.

Published 7th December, 2016 in Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks, Community Event, Festivals and Celebrations