Literary lovers, assemble! The Byron Writers Festival is back for 2022 at a brand new location and ready to dish up a scholarly smorgasbord of storytelling, inspirational ideas and conversation. From August 26–28 more than 140 writers and thinkers will come together at the North Byron Parklands to ponder the power of stories and the written word in shaping who we are. The Byron Writers Festival has become famous for its relaxed and friendly vibe, open-air beachside location and compelling conversations spanning a mix of genres including music, art, environment, philosophy, health, politics, human rights and of course, memoir and fiction. This year will be no exception.
The initial lineup of wonderous wordsmiths includes none other than international bestseller Trent Dalton (Boy Swallows Universe), award-winning contemporary artist Ben Quilty, popular broadcaster and author Indira Naidoo, 2022 Stella Prize winning poet Evelyn Araluen, acclaimed Northern Rivers author Jessie Cole, and award-winning author and historian Yves Rees.
Thirsty for more? Mark your calendars for July 13 when the full program is announced, and tickets go on sale. If you’re chomping at the bit to attend, Byron Writers Festival members can now purchase their three-day early bird pass for $275.