Byron Writers Festival heads west

Writers hit the road heading for Casino, Glen Innes and Tenterfield. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Writers hit the road heading for Casino, Glen Innes and Tenterfield. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Taking to the road for the fourth year running, the Byron Writers Festival is taking a select few authors on the road to Casino, Glenn Innes and Tenterfield aboard the StoryBoard bus.

The series of workshops, discussions and conversations are free and open to the public ‘so come in by the fire, take a load off and enjoy the company of some of Australia’s finest writers,’ said Festival Director Edwina Johnson.

Spoken word artist Miles Merrill and novelists Sophie Green and Jennifer Down will leave their lattes to saddle up with jillaroo tour manager Zacharey Jane. They will hit Casino on Monday July 31, Glenn Innes Tuesday August 1 and Tenterfield on Wednesday August 2.

‘This is the fourth year of the Byron Writers Festival Road Trip. It has been a great success, boasting an award winning alumni and inspiring great writing such as Nick Earl’s novella Vancouver.

‘The Northern Rivers tablelands is so rich in Australian folklore. We are thrilled to take the road trip west to share these three amazing writers with literature lovers in the bush.’

While in each town, the posse will be sharing their penmanship with local readers and writers in a series of workshops, discussions and conversations, thrashing out the rival merits of bush poetry vs. rap, rural romance vs. post-punk fiction. The evening events will be off-the- page entertaining, with something for book lovers of all ages.

For more information visit the Byron Writers Festival website.

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