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This year’s Byron Writers Festival, is set to take place August 26—28 at a new location, North Byron Parklands in Yelgun.

Both 2020 and 2021 festivals were cancelled owing to covid. The Festival’s new Artistic Director, Zoë Pollock, replaces Edwina Johnson, who had been at the helm since 2013.

Ms Pollock says, ‘I can’t wait to create a special event for those who love literature and stories to meet their favourite authors, discover brilliant new books and soak up the atmosphere of being in a place where ideas are cherished’.

Chair of Byron Writers Festival, Adam van Kempen, added, ‘North Byron Parklands is home to world-class music events, including Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival, and it caters to boutique cultural and community events year-round.

‘Its green open spaces and beautiful natural surroundings are fertile ground for an event such as Byron Writers Festival’.

Organisers say early bird three-day passes will be on sale for one week only, from June 15.

A limited release of Sunday locals’ passes will go on sale June 30, and general release tickets will go on sale when the full program is announced on July 13. For more info visit byronwritersfestival.com


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