Following the success of previous Five Writers Road
Trips, the Byron Bay Writers Festival is back on the road and heading to Coffs
Harbour. The Harry Bailey Memorial Library will host the 555 Road Trip on Friday,
July 29, from 12noon.
The aim of the five writers to
five towns in five days (555) road trip is to bring a flavour of the Byron
Festival to book lovers throughout the north coast region.
This year’s road trip includes Luke Carman, Kate
Forsyth, Gabbie Stroud, Jesse Blackadder and spoken word artist Miles Merrill,
with the library talk being led by Zacharey Jane.
Luke Carman is the author of ‘An Elegant Young
Man’, which won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for New Writing.
Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at seven and has
now sold more than a million copies worldwide. Her books weave together
history, romance and fairy tales.
Dr Jesse Blackadder is the author of contemporary,
historical and junior fiction and was also the 2011/12 Australian Antarctic
Performance writer Miles Merrill brought poetry
slams to Australia from his home-town of Chicago. He is now the driving force
for spoken-word programs, events and projects right around Australia.
Entry is FREE and light refreshments will be
Bookings can be made online via the library website at
http://libraries.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au and clicking on the calendar, by emailing the
library on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 6648 4900.