As well as appearing in the main Festival program, selected writers and thinkers will feature in Byron Writers Festival’s program of separately ticketed Satellite Events that will have you laughing, crying, chin-stroking, and truly inspired.
Fans of ABC Radio National’s Richard Fidler can get their fix with two enthralling conversations taking place at the Byron Theatre. Friday 2 August will see Fidler interview comedian Hung Le, whose memoir The Crappiest Refugee tracks Le’s journey from a 9-year-old Vietnam war refugee to an international comedy star.
On Saturday 3 August, Richard Fidler will sit down and talk all things fire with environmental historian Stephen Pyne, who has written 35 books on the history and cultural impact of fire on humanity and spent 15 seasons fighting fires in the Grand Canyon National Park.
Byron Theatre will also play host to two vibrant live performances: Solid Air, a spoken word showcase (Friday 2 August, 8.30pm) featuring beat boxer Hope One and performance poet Tishani Doshi among others. On Saturday at 8pm, catch Story Club: Working for the Man, a live storytelling night featuring true, hilarious stories by Benjamin Law, Scott Ludlum, Kate McClymont, and Sisonke Msimang (Saturday 3 August, 8pm).
If getting bookish over breakfast is more your style, then head to Harvest in Newrybar on Thursday 1 August for Breakfast with Clementine Ford. Listen as Ford discusses her most recent book Boys will be Boys while you get your morning caffeine fix and indulge in a delicious breakfast spread courtesy of Harvest and Brookfarm.
To see the full program of Satellite Events and to book tickets head to byronwritersfestival.com/satellite-events.
The Grans slammed at yesterdays screening of the first Gran Slam poetry competition at the Byron Writers Festival.
Now more than ever our world needs writers, environmentalists, poets, commentators, politicians, and artists who together can shape stories of hope, courage, and change. At Byron Writers Festival 2019 we proudly bring more than 140 writers together to create a program brimming with diverse voices.
Check out what's to love at the Byron Writers Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.