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Jeni Caffin pictured with just a few of what’s on offer for the Byron Writers’ Festival, to be held August 2–4. Photo Jeff ‘Booked But Always Available’ Dawson

 

Words and big ideas will again combine for the home-grown Byron Bay Writers Festival, to be held August 2–4.

Three days, five marquees, 130 writers, 90 panels, workshops, literary lunches and launches… like previous years the festival will feature both big names and new voices.

‘The interest is testament to the enduring and stimulating program we offer,’ festival director Jeni Caffin said.

‘The festival offers a unique chance to rub shoulders with literary heroes, and discover debut authors.’

With a stellar line-up including Archie Roach, Maxine McKew, Simon Crean, Ross Coulthart, Michael Leunig, John Cantwell, Peter FitzSimons, Sarah Turnbull, DBC Pierre, Andrea Goldsmith, Peter Carey, M J Hyland, Anne Summers, Cate Kennedy and George Megalogenis, audiences will be spoilt for choice. And Sunday August 4 sees a marquee dedicated to young readers, hosted by Maddie and Possum, from Prime 7. A diverse range of local writers will also add spice to an already flavoursome program. From August 2–4, the North Byron Events site will transform with colourful silken flags and vast white marquees. The entire program is now online at www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au. Tickets are limited.


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