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Byron Writers Festival 2019

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 May 29th 2019 6:45am

Byron Writers Festival 2

When: 2-4 August 2019
Where: Byron Bay

The Byron Writers Festival is an innovative and nationally acclaimed festival, now celebrating its 23rd year. The festival brings writers together with the wider community to share, do workshops, and inspire one another; what better place to do all this than Byron Bay!

The first 2019 guests have been announced: Behrouz Boochani, Damon Gameau, Benjamin Law, Min Jin Lee, Alison Lester, Sisonke Msimang, Bruce Pascoe, Leigh Sales, Tara June Winch, and Markus Zusak!

Byron Writers Festival is set in seven beautiful white marquees where you can be part of writer’s conversations, panels, readings, lectures and book launches.

See your favourite authors speak as they share their creative processes and more; then following the session most authors will be doing a book signing where you can meet your favourite authors in person and get their autograph.

Book Shop

There is an official and impressive bookshop selling all the titles from the authors invited to attend and present at the festival.

Children's Area

On Sunday, one of the marquees becomes a children’s authors marquee where children can meet their favourite story tellers. What better way to integrate the love of literature than a face to face meeting with some of our amazing children's writers.

The festival runs from 9am-5pm daily with most sessions going for about 1hr, you can sit and listen or wander between the marquees and catch some of everything that’s happening.

Come along and experience a program with a firm focus on Australian authors and take part in the converstation covering topics from music, to art, environment, philosophy, science, politics, human rights, memoirs and fiction.


3-day passes are now on sale and other tickets are available from June 12 when the full program is announced.

Join over 100 writers in 2019 at Byron Writers Festival, Australia's most popular literacy festival.


Byron Quarter Holiday Apartments offer well-appopinted one and two bedroom apartmetns centrally located in Byron Bay, with free Wifi and free parking. Book your Byron Bay Writers Festival Accommodation now.

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