Month: June 2015

WELCOME TO BYRON BAY WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015

We have announced our program for Byron Bay Writers Festival 2015! See what our Festival Director Edwina Johnson had to say below. In early August, more than 140 influential writers and thinkers will converge on Byron Bay for Australia’s largest regional literary event; an ocean of minds unfolding stories against a backdrop of migrating whales. Throughout the Festival our guest politicians, novelists, historians, journalists, biographers, poets, memoirists, comedians and songwriters will challenge, entertain and share their inspirations and insights. Don’t miss: Julia Gillard in conversation with Clare Wright, Tariq Ali with Kerry O’Brien, Helen Garner with Caroline Baum, Kate Grenville with Rosemarie Milsom, and Joanna Rakoff, author of My Salinger Year.                  Be moved by Karen Hitchcock whose controversial Quarterly Essay Dear Life, examines our capacity to care for the elderly, and delve into country with Don Watson whose latest book The Bush is a multiple prize-winner. Be inspired by the panel discussion Community Service Begins at Home featuring Anna Bligh, Tim Costello, David Mann and Renata Singer. The State of the …