Byron Bay Writers Festival is dishing up much more than food for thought once again in 2015 with food-infused events designed to both stimulate and satiate.
For lovers of visual art BBWF is delighted to be partnering with acclaimed Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre to present a literary dinner, Life Lines: The Enigma of Adam Cullen. Erik Jensen, editor of The Saturday Paper, will regale audiences with a riveting account of the life and death of one of Australia’s most controversial and celebrated artists, his friend Adam Cullen.
On Sunday August 9 the luxurious Byron at Byron resort will be the setting for Let’s Eat: Celebrating Film, Food and Family, a literary lunch with Margaret Pomeranz and Philippa Whitfield Pomeranz. The indefatigable film critic Margaret Pomeranz and her daughter-in-law will share their stories of movie stars and directors as well as some of their favourite family recipes.
Another literary dinner bound to entertain is A Passion for the Truth to be held at Fishheads Restaurant on Friday August 7 featuring award-winning journalists Kate McClymont and Sally Sara, in conversation with Christopher Warren. It will be a night of engrossing conversation with two of Australia’s most highly regarded investigative reporters.
The ‘3 Es: Economics, Education and Good Eating’ is another not-to-miss literary dinner. Byron Beach Café will host Australia’s pre-eminent economic journalist Ross Gittins and Walkley award-winning journalist Maxine McKew in conversation with Matt Condon.
In a free event BBWF gives the northern rivers community the opportunity to meet River Cottage Australia’s Paul West at Byron Farmers’ Market on Thursday August 6. Paul will thrill audiences with a cooking demonstration and book signing introduced by Remy Tancred.
Food lovers unable to attend a literary dinner can join a conversation at Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre on Friday August 7 titled Film and Family where Margaret Pomeranz and her daughter-in-law will again share their stories and favourite family recipes.
Food will also feature within the main program. Don’t miss chef-turned-farmer Paul West and New Zealand’s Dirty Chick Antonia Murphy when they muse about life Down on the Farm, cheese and other rural challenges.