The annual Byron Writers Festival is Australia’s largest and leading regional celebration of storytelling, literature and ideas. Over three days story creators, idea makers and risk takers from near and far will come together to challenge, entertain and share their stories, inspirations and insights. The 2023 Byron Writers Festival runs 11–13 August at the Bangalow Showground.
On this page you can find news and articles highlighting what’s on at this year’s Byron Writers Festival and the official Festival Program.
For more information, the program and tickets visit byronwritersfestival.com/festival.
Beautiful blue skies blessed last weekend’s Writers Festival, held at its new venue, the Bangalow Showgrounds.
More than 150 volunteers will help deliver a packed program at the 27th Byron Writers Festival, to be held this Friday August 11, and runs until Sunday August 13.
After visiting a new age festival in Byron Bay, Anke Richter pursued a ten-year investigation into high-control groups. In her book Cult Trip, she grapples with her own explorations that became increasingly conflicting.
Play Zone perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the festival’s theme, ‘Wild Imagination’. Your time in this joyful venue will leave you feeling uplifted, inspired, reminiscing on the good times life has thrown your way, and excited for the good times to come.
Where is AI taking the world, and how is it embedded with long-held, damaging bias and prejudice? These questions are among those posed by Tracey Spicer in her new book, Man-Made, ahead of her appearance at Byron Writers Festival 2023.
Byron Writers Festival’s Ideas Salon will feature leading experts and thinkers on the topics that matter, with ideas and solutions to inspire us all. Join us to get across the latest thinking and walk away with the resolve to get out there and make your own mark on the world; be it a delicate ripple or a roaring tidal wave.
If anyone knows how to throw a literary party, it’s the slam poets! Get ready for Byron Writers Festival’s Saturday night feature event, Voices In the Wild, a cabaret of spoken word that will bring the house down.
Byron Writers Festival 2023 invites audiences aged 35 and under to soak up the festival experience with a Saturday PM Under 35s Pass. This new pass gives access to twelve sessions taking place at the festival site from 2pm, Saturday 12 August for just $35.
The Deep Dives marquee will be a place for reflective one-on-one conversations; where you can dive head first into a world of extraordinary and emotive topics that leave you yearning to discover more. If you love hearing from the authors of this year’s biggest and most compelling books and better still, meeting them in person afterwards, read on for a taste of what to expect.
Heather Rose is the Australian author of eight novels, including the Stella Prize-winning The Museum of Modern Love. In this insightful Q&A, Heather discusses her memoir, Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here.
At Byron Writers Festival 2023, there’s an option for everyone to enjoy the stories, discussion and debate that make up the program. Wondering which ticket to choose? Here’s a quick ticket guide.
Byron Writers Festival 2023 is looking to the future with its inspiring new program themed ‘Wild Imagination’, bringing more than 120 writers and big thinkers together at Bangalow Showground this 11–13 August.
The program for this year’s Byron Writers Festival, to be held August 11 till 13, has been revealed. It features celebrated authors and thinkers as well as powerful new voices.
Discounted locals passes are on sale from today for the Byron Writers Festival and is for entry to the festival on Sunday 13 August.
This year’s festival will showcase the theme ‘Wild Imagination’ and feature 2021 Australian of the Year Grace Tame; beloved broadcaster and author Richard Fidler; writer, commentator and actor Nakkiah Lui; and author Pip Williams.
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