Delights at writers fest
PASSION will overflow this weekend in Byron Bay as the 15th annual Byron Bay Writers’ Festival serves up a smorgasbord of literary delights with a rich and diverse program designed to stimulate both the mind and the body.
With a theme of passion, festival director Candida Baker has developed a program which will appeal to young and old, and with more than 135 writers from Australia and around the world, seven marquees, a sculpture walk, book shop, launch pad, and a chance to sample some of Byron Bay’s best cafe food and coffee, there’s much to celebrate.
Setting the scene for the festival was the installation on Tuesday of the eye-catching, five-metre tall sculpture, Venus of Willendorf, created by Dorroughby artist Daniel Clemmett and made from the underside of car bonnets.
Daniel is pictured ‘riding’ his sculpture on to the festival site and (inset) with festival director Candida Baker with the work in place.