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Feature Events are separately ticketed events outside of the main Festival program. Featuring a curated selection of guests and interviewers, these performances and intimate conversations will have you laughing, crying and truly inspired. Here’s a selection of highlights from around town and throughout the region.

Lemn Sissay in conversation with Richard Fidler 

Richard Fidler and Lemn Sissay.

Lemn Sissay will take you on a journey from a tough beginning as a child of the state to a life of triumph as the poet of choice for major international cultural events, and chancellor of Manchester University. With Richard Fidler leading the conversation, get set for an enthralling evening with one of England’s great performance poets.

Friday 3 August, 7–8pm, Byron Theatre, $30

The Saturday Paper’s Bedtime Stories with Tim Rogers MC

Entertaining, funny, heartfelt and sometimes comforting tales told by their authors in the style of a bedtime story.

Last year’s smash hit returns with four Festival authors retelling their books in the style of a children’s bedtime story. Entertaining, funny, heartfelt and of course a little comforting. Curated by The Saturday Paper’s Erik Jensen, this year’s event will feature literary great Tom Keneally, The Trauma Cleaner author Sarah Krasnostein, The Guardian columnist Brigid Delaney and asylum seeker advocate Kon Karapanagiotidis, with MC Tim Rogers chiming in a few chords of his own. Event Partner: The Saturday Paper.

Friday 3 August, 8.30–9.30pm, Byron Theatre, $30

Women Like Us: The Show

Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan.

If you would prefer to laugh yourself silly, crowd favourite Mandy Nolan and partner in crime Ellen Briggs are putting on the ultimate show, Women Like Us; two hours of rapid-fire standup comedy. Irreverent, outrageous and totally real, these girls don’t just deliver in the birth suite, they do it onstage.

Saturday 4 August, 7.30–10pm (including interval), Banksia Pavilion, Elements of Byron, $35

Live Storytelling: Stories of Place 

Delta Kay, Simon Richardson, Adam Shoemaker and Jenni Cargill-Strong.

Five Byron Shire locals each tell a 10-minute tale drawn from life. Featuring Dr Mary Gardner, Arakwal Bumberbin Bundjalung woman Delta Kay, mayor Simon Richardson and Southern Cross University vice chancellor Adam Shoemaker. Curated by professional storyteller Jenni Cargill-Strong. Supported by Brookfarm.

Saturday 4 August, 8–9.15pm, Byron Theatre, $15

Liane Moriarty in conversation with Ashley Hay

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the author of seven internationally bestselling novels, read by more than 10 million people worldwide. Her 2014 smash hit Big Little Lies debuted at number one on The New York Times bestseller list and garnered some serious attention, namely by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman who went on to co-produce the book into an award-winning HBO TV series. Event Partner: Lennox Arts Board.

Saturday 4 August, 7.308.30pm, Club Lennox, Lennox Head, $30

Tickets at www.byronwritersfestival.com.

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Tall tales in the sunshine

Extraordinary fables, memoirs, political analysis and tales of hope and tragedy all made for another successful Byron Writers Festival, held at the Elements of Byron resort under crisp blue winter skies.

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Byron Writer’s Festival kicks off

Byron Writers Festival launched last night with a 200 strong crowd. There were a few famous faces in the crowd including Thomas Keneally author of Schindler's List.

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Welcome to the 2018 Byron Writers Festival

The Festival is finally here! The small team at Byron Writers Festival works all year to create this renowned gathering, Australia’s largest regional literary festival that explores the myriad threads of our daily lives, our communities and the broader world.

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