For three days in August, around 135 writers and thinkers—including our editor, Nathan Scolaro—will come together in Byron Bay to ponder the power of stories and the written word in shaping who we are. Now in its 22nd year, Byron Writers Festival has become famous for its relaxed and friendly vibe, open-air beachside location and compelling conversations spanning a mix of genres including music, art, environment, philosophy, health, politics, human rights and of course memoir and fiction.
The 2018 Festival is taking place over the weekend of 3-5 August at Elements of Byron, with workshops and separately ticketed events running throughout the week.
Dumbo Feather are supporting two events during the festival:
With Jessie Cole, Miriam Lancewood and Gregory Smith. Chaired by our editor Nathan. This event will be held at the Yellow Brick Road Pavilion on Friday the 3rd at 10am.
Michael Ableman in conversation with Nathan Scolaro
A renowned storyteller and author, Michael Ableman has written and photographed four acclaimed books. His most recent book is Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier. This event is in the Belongil Room on Sunday the 5th at 1.30pm.
Other guests announced so far include local literary luminary Robert Drewe, prominent Australian artist Tracey Moffatt, deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek, You Am I front man Tim Rogers, crime sensation Jane Harper, Greenpeace CEO David Ritter and wellness writer Sarah Wilson, with the full program announced 13 June. For full details head to byronwritersfestival.com.