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Sad to report that Byron’s iconic poetry event, Writers at the Rails, will not be part of this year’s Byron Writers Festival. 

After 30 years the Rails management has decided not to continue with the event which started as a monthly show in August 1992. Over the decades scores of local, visiting and international poets and writers have graced the Rails stage with their poetics. 

I’d like to thank Tom Mooney who was a great supporter of the spoken word at the Rails, and the many writers and poetry lovers who helped to create such a special event. Performance poetry will be part of the festival with a new show, Wordworks, at the Bangalow Bowling Club at 2pm on Sunday 13 August, a free event with new and visiting poets most welcome.

David Hallett, Nimbin


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