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Blogger Angela Meyer will create an online record of the tour.
Blogger Angela Meyer will create an online record of the tour.

Byron Bay Writers Festival and the Australia Council are proud to present a literary roadshow: Five Writers, Five Towns in Five Days.

Before the internet, before television, before the written word, we had stories. Writers were called storytellers, messengers and troubadours, and travelled from place to place bringing news and spinning yarns.

In this spirit, the Byron Bay Writers Festival is proud to announce Five Writers, Five Towns in Five Days, a literary roadshow starting at the Queensland border and ending when the words run out.

On board the tour bus will be award-winning writers Craig Sherborne, Nick Earls, Samuel Wagan Watson, Ashley Hay and Zacharey Jane.

Byron Bay Writers Festival director Edwina Johnson says at each location the writers will take to the streets to ply their craft, sharing stories and secrets with book lovers of all ages.

‘We are thrilled to be able to share some of our finest festival guests across the northern rivers. We are grateful to the Australia Council whose funding of this tour makes it possible.’

The authors will be accompanied on their quest by young filmmaker Tim Eddy and blogger Angela Meyer, recording and recounting as they go. ‘For those who can’t join in the fun on location, we will provide a vivid and exciting account of the journey online.

‘Of course, each day ends at the pub for a few hours of literary mayhem and… well, that would be giving away the ending,’ says Johnson. ‘You’ll have to join the five writers to find out for yourself!’

The writers will visit Tweed Heads Friday July 25, Lismore Saturday 26, Coffs Harbour Sunday 27 and Monday 28, Grafton Monday 28, and Lennox Head Tuesday 29. For more details visit the Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre at www.nrwc.org.au.

The Byron Bay Writers Festival is being held from August 1 to 3 and will feature more than 130 authors, with the keynote address given by Jeanette Winterson.

The program also presents some of Australia’s best writers and thinkers including Malcolm Fraser, Clare Wright, Julian Burnside, Tim Flannery, M L Stedman, Alex Miller, Andy Griffiths and many more.

Book tickets now at www.byronbaywritersfestival.com or call 1300 368 552.

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