BYRON BAY WRITERS FESTIVAL IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST ROUND OF WRITERS APPEARING AT THE 2015 FESTIVAL.
Five successful and talented Australian women have top-billing at the 2015 Byron Bay Writers Festival from August 7-9. In what is shaping up to be a Festival showcasing a line-up of strong, female Australian voices, the first five announced were former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Joan London, Helen Garner, Kate Grenville, and Jackie French. More writers will be announced soon.
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Already the Festival is shaping up to deliver a diverse and eclectic program of stimulating and engaging conversations with some of Australia’s most celebrated writers and international guests in the Festival’s history.
Festival Director Edwina Johnson said she was delighted to be bringing the best writers and thinkers together to share stories, triumphs, challenges and ideas; to debate, laugh and cherish; to connect, nurture and celebrate literary talent and new friendships down by Byron Bay’s scenic ocean shore.