One of the biggest drawcards on the Byron shire on the calendar is the annual Writer’s Festival and today they are kicking off the 2020 Membership Drive with an invitation to join or renew as a member to support the creative arts in regional Australia, and they have some pretty nice incentives.
Festival Director Edwina Johnson says the festival receives less than twenty percent of its revenue from public funding. ‘The generous support of those who join our festival family is vital to enable us to share so many remarkable stories and ideas with our audiences.’
Ms Johnson says membership numbers continue to grow every year, to the point where the festival now has a thriving community of writers, readers and storytellers who care deeply about the importance of literature, ideas and debate in shaping our culture.
Benefits of being a member include discounts on festival tickets, subscription to the festival magazine Northerly, and year-round opportunities and events.
The membership drive runs until 1 March and includes incredible prizes from a number of local brands including Brookfarm, Fallen Broken Street, NORPA, Puremelt Chocolate, Seed & Sprout and Temple of the Sun. Not to mention the incredible major prize of a Weekend for Two to the 2020 Byron Writers Festival, with a ‘staycation’ at the stunning Bask & Stow in Byron Bay, plus 3-Day Festival passes, valued at over $1300.
To become a member or to find out more head to byronwritersfestival.com/become-a-member.