Former Byron Bay Writers’ Festival director Jeni Caffin is returning to head up the Festival after an absence of two years.
Ms Caffin will also resume her role as overall director of the Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre, which stages the iconic annual event.
The chair of the NRWC, Chris Hanley, said the centre was excited to welcome Ms Caffin back.
‘I am particularly pleased to be renewing my professional relationship with Jeni, as we have worked very closely together during her previous tenure as director and I really enjoy her energy, her ideas and her passion for our organisation and for this community.’
Ms Caffin is currently in Ubud, Bali preparing for October’s Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2012.
‘I can’t quite believe that I am in the privileged position of once again calling myself director of the NRWC and BBWF. I have had two brilliant years tearing around the world since leaving the Byron Bay nest, much of that time spent as international program director for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival – and there’s a job and a half. Now I’m coming home. Not the same home I left: the NRWC and BBWF have moved on. I look forward to leading the Centre and the Festival into the future’.
Outgoing Festival director Jonathan Parsons, who helped deliver a hugely successful 2012 event, is moving on to head up two major arts projects, in Brisbane and Sydney.