11 July 2016 Byron Writers Festival Road Trip Returns to Coffs

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11 July 2016 Byron Writers Festival Road Trip Returns to Coffs

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 Arts Fellow. 

  • 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 served.

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 library.bookings@chcc.nsw.gov.au or call 02 6648 4900.