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If you'd like to join the burgeoning group of volunteers for the 2016 Byron Writers Festival, you have just six days to do it. Photo contributed
If you’d like to join the burgeoning group of volunteers for the 2016 Byron Writers Festival, you have just six days to do it. Photo contributed

Byron Writers Festival has extended its deadline for vollies but if you’d like to mix it with the literati it’s time to put pen to paper – or fingers to mouse.

Each year, an incredible team of over 140 volunteers comes together to help execute the Byron Writers Festival.

The volunteers deal with a wide range of people and challenges and say the experience is ‘rewarding, inspiring and most of all fun’.

Volunteer roles still needed for the 2016 festival include administration, supervising venues and events, ushering and ticket checking, chauffeuring writers, traffic management, hospitality, site maintenance and working in the office during July.

Applications are now open, and will close on Friday May 27. You can put your cbyer hand up here.


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