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October 3, 2022

Byron Writer’s Festival kicks off

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Writers Festival Launch Authors, Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan said The Minister for The Arts, Don Harwin, wouldn’t normally hang out with women like us.

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.

Jennifer St George announced that she will be stepping down as Chair of the festival after four years in the role and eight years working as part of the writers festival team. The Role will be filled by local lawyer Adam Van Kampen from 4pm on Sunday.

The writers festival is bringing a a range of writers and thinkers from many walks of life to Byron this weekend. Find out more about who’s talking about what at the festival in this weeks Echo or on Echonetdaily.


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