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What We’re Reading: Pt 1

With only three weeks to go until Byron Bay Writers Festival kicks off with the first workshop on Monday 3rd August, our team is hard at work! As busy as we all are, there’s always time for at least one chapter (or even a couple of pages). We preordered our copy of Harper Lee’s new novel Go Set a Watchman, and we cannot wait to read it! We can assume that it will be the most read new book this week around the world.

Here’s what we have been reading this week:


Surrender: A Journal for my daughter, Joshua Yeldham (self published)

– This is more than a book – it is an object to treasure – a meditation on creativity and art and I love having it near me. Everyone who sees it on my desk or in my home seems to have the same attraction to it. With the recent ABC TV screening of ‘The Secret River’, I find Yeldham’s art practice on the Hawkesbury all the more intriguing.

Edwina Johnson – Festival Director

Book Cover

Looking West, Griffith REVIEW 47

– I’m reading Looking West, Griffith Review and really enjoying the history and the way people thrive and survive on the other side of this vast country.

Cherrie Sheldrick – Travel & Ticketing Manager

Let us know what you’re reading too, we all like a good book tip. We are in serious count down mode for the festival, and cannot wait to see everyone who attends! If you haven’t got your tickets yet, or want to check out the program, visit our website



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