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Tall tales in the sunshine

Extraordinary fables, memoirs, political analysis and tales of hope and tragedy all made for another successful Byron Writers Festival, held at the Elements of Byron resort under crisp blue winter skies.

Byron Writer’s Festival kicks off

Byron Writers Festival launched last night with a 200 strong crowd. There were a few famous faces in the crowd including Thomas Keneally author of Schindler's List.

Welcome to the 2018 Byron Writers Festival

The Festival is finally here! The small team at Byron Writers Festival works all year to create this renowned gathering, Australia’s largest regional literary festival that explores the myriad threads of our daily lives, our communities and the broader world.

The Power of Hope

We have to keep helping and we have to keep fighting, for all our sakes Byron Writers Festival guest Kon Karapanagiotidis overcame a traumatic childhood of...

A Life Lived by Peace and Principle

For which principles am I willing to take a stand? And if I do take a stand, am I ready to accept the consequences of my resistance? In the wake of the election of President Trump, I ask myself these questions every day writes Sarah Sentilles.

Writers festival volunteers thanked – in advance

With more than 140 international, national and local writers, thinkers and commentators about to gather at Elements of Byron for this weekend’s Byron Writers Festival, more than 200 volunteers gathered onsite last Saturday.

Brunswick celebrates kids with author Oliver Phommavanh

Celebrating kids who are ‘a little but different’ children’s author Oliver Phommavanh will be talking to local kids on Wednesday August 1 at the Brunswick Heads Scouts Hall.

Kids Big Day Out at Byron Writers Festival

Byron Writers Festival has pulled out all stops to create a day full of fun, inspiration and creativity to ignite the imaginations of children...

The good, the bad, the ugly

Byron Writers Festival shines light on mental health Mental health is one of the key themes running through 2018 Byron Writers Festival, with this year’s...

The Coal Truth: The fight to stop Adani

The Coal Truth has a simple message – stop the proposed Adani Carmichael Mine in Queensland from going ahead. Since 2012, the fight to stop...

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

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Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

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Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

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Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.