Byron Writers Festival is one of the best literary events on the calendar – a big, bright, sunshine-and-idea-fuelled celebration of stories. I’m lucky enough to be involved this year with sessions for teenagers, a TV writing workshop with three of Australia’s top screenwriters and a panel on getting boys inspired to read. I’d love to see you there. You can book via the links below.
- SECONDARY SCHOOLS DAY: The Craft of Writing, Thursday, 2 August 2018, 1:15pm – 2:00pm, Southern Cross University Marquee. Book here.
- Turning a Book Into a TV Series Workshop, 9:30 – 4:30, THURSDAY 2 AUGUST, BYRON BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE. 30 Tickets only. Book Here. Find out what really happens to a book as it goes through the process of being adapted into a TV series. Matchbox Pictures Development Producer, Tim Hobart (Wanted) along with multi-award winning Screenwriters Belinda Chayko (Safe Harbour) and Erin Bretherton (Nowhere Boys) will demonstrate the adaptation process by developing Tristan Bancks’s acclaimed novel The Fall into a TV series.
- How to Get Boys Reading, Friday, 3 August 2018 1:45pm – 2:45pm, Yellow Brick Road Pavilion, with Ben Hobson, Selina Tusitala Marsh and Tim Rogers.
And, following up, a week after the fest…
- 14/15 August – Two Wolves Play, Byron Theatre, Byron Bay. Enquiries here. Pre-sale tix and behind-the-scenes opportunities via Kickstarter.