It took less than 5 hours for the Byron Writers Festival 2018 to sell out of the 3 day early bird tickets released today.
The tickets were released with a preview of just some of the authors appearing at the Festival (3-5 August) which offered a tantalising taste of what promises to be another outstanding Festival with this first announcement of writers, thinkers and commentators, all heading to beautiful Byron Bay in August this year. The full program of more than 140 writers will be announced on 13 June.
Byron Writers Festival is proud to announce acclaimed writers Robert Drewe, Tom Keneally, Michelle de Kretser and crime sensation Jane Harper; Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif who challenged a kingdom of men by Daring to Drive; North Korean defector and New York Times bestseller Hyeonseo Lee, The Girl with Seven Names; Norwegian investigative journalists Eskil Engdal and Kjetil Saeter whose book Catching Thunder tells the true story of the world’s longest sea chase; the extraordinary Woman in the Wilderness Miriam Lancewood and Out of the Forest Gregory Smith who respectively lived for many years in the wilds of New Zealand and the forest of Northern NSW; Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek and Anne Aly, Australia’s first female federal parliamentarian of Muslim faith who recently released her memoir Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra.
Also coming to the 2018 Festival are Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO and The Coal Truth author David Ritter; acclaimed Australian visual artist Tracey Moffatt; musician, raconteur, You Am I front man and Detours memoirist Tim Rogers; UK poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay; hilarious Thai-riffic! and Super Con-nerd children’s author Oliver Phommavanh; wellbeing activist, writer, minimalist and I QUIT Sugar entrepreneur Sarah Wilson whose recent book First, We Make the Beast Beautiful rethinks our approach to anxiety; Jessie Cole, whose beautiful memoir Staying is about the importance of home, family and forgiveness and finding peace in a place of pain; and this is just for starters…
Festival Director Edwina Johnson is delighted to reveal the initial guest line-up for the 22nd edition of Byron Writers Festival. “I am thrilled to introduce such diverse, talented writers and influential thinkers, and know they will spark fascinating and inspiring conversations. There will truly be something for everyone this year.”
As early bird ticket allocation has now sold out the festival has released full price 3 days tickets early in order for people to get their tickets organised.
1-Day Passes, Kids Big Day Out Passes, Sunday Locals’ Passes, Feature Events and Workshops will go on sale once the Full Program is announced on 13 June.
It looks like it’s going to be a festival not to be missed.
For tickets and full information got to: www.byronwritersfestival.com