Lots more to Byron Bay Writers Festival

The Byron Bay Writers Festival will not only stimulate the mind, but a quartet of literary lunches and a dinner are crafted to stimulate and satiate the senses.

The festival’s traditional sporting lunch will be held on Thursday, August 6 at Fresca at the Bangalow Hotel.

 Titled ‘What a balls up: memorable sporting moments’ will feature surf writer Sean Doherty; veteran sports journalist and former rugby league coach Roy Masters and ex-first grade rugby league player-turned-novelist Matt Nable, who will swap anecdotes under the supervision of MC, ABC Radio’s Simon Marnie.

Friday, August 7 brings a ‘blockbuster’ literary lunch where David Leser meets Geoffrey Robertson.

To be held at the Beach Hotel’s Pacific Dining room, festival director Jeni Caffin said the lunch had already sold out thanks to the promise of sparkling conversation, great wines (courtesy of Stonier and Ferment) and inspired food.

“Byron food icon Steven Snow will combine with Simon Marnie on Friday night at the Byron Beach Cafe, where something fishy’s going on,” Jeni said.

This year’s Sunday literary lunch on August 9 is shared with David and Kristin Williamson, at the Dish Restaurant and Raw Bar.

Australian Writers’ Guild director Jacqueline Woodman will keep the conversation flying as David and Kristin open up about their life together and the book that has made the private very public.

Bookings for all feature events and workshops to or phone Jetset on 66856262.

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