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Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth

Dancing on Knives

Bestselling author Kate Forsyth will visit Ryde Library to discuss her new book Dancing on Knives. Learn more about Kate’s inspiration for this Suspenseful murder mystery.

Jul 31
Time:
Thursday, 31 July 2014, 6:30pm
Venue:
Ryde Library
1 Pope St
Ryde
NSW
Tickets:
Cost: Gold coin contribution
Bookings Essential.
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cityofryde.eventbrite.com.au
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Terry Hayes

I Am Pilgrim

Terry Hayes is a former journalist and screen-writer. Born in Sussex, England, he migrated to Australia as a child and trained as a journalist at the country’s leading broadsheet. At twenty-one he was appointed North American correspondent, based in New York, and after two years returned to Sydney to become an investigative reporter, political correspondent and columnist. He resigned to produce a prominent current affairs radio program and a short time later, with George Miller, wrote the screenplay for Road Warrior/Mad Max 2. He also co-produced and wrote Dead Calm, the film which launched Ni

Time:
Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:15am
Venue:
Feros Marquee
Level 1, 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales
North Byron Events (formerly known as North Beach) is located at the end of Bayshore Drive in the Arts & Industrial Estate.
Tickets:
BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
(above Witchery) 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
P: 1300 368 552
Leila Yusaf Chung

Chasing Shadows

Come to Holroyd Library and meet Leila Yusaf Chung, author of the extraordinary debut novel, Chasing Shadows.

Time:
Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:30am
Venue:
Holroyd Library
16 Memorial Avenue Merrylands
NSW 2160
Tickets:
This is a free event.
Jeanette Winterson

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Anniversary Edition

Celebrated author Jeanette Winterson will deliver the 2014 Keynote Address at the Byron Bay Writers Festival.

Time:
Friday, 1 August 2014, 11:00am
Venue:
SCU Marquee
North Byron Events (formerly known as North Beach) is located at the end of Bayshore Drive in the Arts & Industrial Estate.
Tickets:
BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
(above Witchery) 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
P: 1300 368 552
Frank Moorhouse

Martini: A Memoir

Frank Moorhouse is one of Australia's most eminent writers. Author of ten works of fiction, and editor of five anthologies, he is himself one of Australia’s most anthologised writers. He was one of the first recipients of the so-called "Keating" Fellowships for distinguished and established writers, and lived in Europe for several years researching and writing his acclaimed novel Grand Days and its sequel Dark Palace. He is a frequent conference/ festival speaker and reader both in Australia and internationally. He was honoured with an Order of Australia in l985 and was awarded an honorary doc

Time:
Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:45pm
Venue:
Feros Marquee
Level 1, 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales.
North Byron Events (formerly known as North Beach) is located at the end of Bayshore Drive in the Arts & Industrial Estate.
Tickets:
BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
(above Witchery) 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
P: 1300 368 552
Mike Carlton

First Victory

Mike Carlton is one of Australia's best-known broadcasters and journalists. In a 40-year career, he has been a radio and television news and current affairs reporter, foreign correspondent, radio host and newspaper columnist. He was an ABC war correspondent in Vietnam in 1967 and 1970, and for three years was the ABC's Bureau Chief in Jakarta. He also reported for the ABC from London, New York and major Asian capitals. In television, he was one of the original reporters on the ABC's groundbreaking This Day Tonight in the 1970s. Mike turned to talk radio in 1980, first at Sydney's 2GB, and the

Time:
Friday, 1 August 2014, 2:45pm
Venue:
Feros Marquee
Level 1, 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales
North Byron Events (formerly known as North Beach) is located at the end of Bayshore Drive in the Arts & Industrial Estate.
Tickets:
BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
(above Witchery) 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
P: 1300 368 552
Mike Carlton

First Victory

Mike Carlton is one of Australia's icon broadcasters and journalists. His life-long passion for naval history is self-evident in Cruiser and in his most recent book, First Victory, which tells the stirring Naval story of the perilous opening months of the Great War. Geoff Dyer has been described by the Daily Telegraph (UK) as ‘Possibly the best living writer in Britain.’ His many books have been translated into 24 languages and include But Beautiful, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and The Missing of the Somme, which the Observer described as ‘The great Great War book of our time.' Join th

Time:
Friday, 1 August 2014, 6:30pm
Venue:
Byron Beach Cafe Clarkes Beach, Lawson Street, Byron Bay.
Tickets:
BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
(above Witchery) 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
P: 1300 368 552
Tristan Bancks

Mac Slater Coolhunter 1: The Rules Of Cool

Tristan Bancks is a children’s and teen author with a background in acting and filmmaking. His most recent books are Two Wolves, a crime-mystery novel for middle-graders (Random House Australia 2014, Macmillan US 2015) and My Life & Other Stuff That Went Wrong, a book of weird-funny-gross short stories. His other books include My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up, Mac Slater Coolhunter (Australia & US), Galactic Adventures First Kids in Space and the Nit Boy series (about a kid with the worst case of nits in world history). Tristan’s short films as writer and director have won a number of awards an

Time:
Saturday, 2 August 2014, 1:30pm
Venue:
SCU Marquee.
Level 1 - 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales.
North Byron Events (formerly known as North Beach) is located at the end of Bayshore Drive in the Arts & Industrial Estate.
Tickets:
For online bookings go to www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au/v2/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=27&Itemid=206
BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
(above Witchery) 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
P: 1300 368 552
M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans

M. L. Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia, and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans, her first novel, is an international bestseller, having spent well over a year on the New York Times Bestsellers list. As well as being translated into almost forty languages, the book was nominated for the Miles Franklin Award, the Women’s Prize for Literature (the Orange/Bailey’s Prize), and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction to name a few, and won prizes including Best Literary Fiction, Best Newcomer and Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and Australian

Time:
Saturday, 2 August 2014, 10:15am
Venue:
Womankind Marquee
Level 1, 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales
North Byron Events (formerly known as North Beach) is located at the end of Bayshore Drive in the Arts & Industrial Estate.
Tickets:
BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
(above Witchery) 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
P: 1300 368 552
Nick Earls

Analogue Men

Well it made me laugh Mel Buttle Nick Earls

Time:
Saturday, 2 August 2014, 10:30am
Venue:
New Philosopher Marquee
Level 1 - 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales.
North Byron Events (formerly known as North Beach) is located at the end of Bayshore Drive in the Arts & Industrial Estate
Tickets:
BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
(above Witchery) 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
P: 1300 368 552
Ed Chatterton

A Dark Place to Die

Martin Ed Chatterton was born and raised in Liverpool, England. He gained his degree in London before embarking on an internationally successful career as an illustrator, graphic designer, commercials director, and author. His work has been published in more than a dozen languages and has won and been shortlisted in numerous awards in the UK, US and Australia. Mort, his time-travel trilogy for children, was recently published by Random House in 2013 and is now in production as an animated TV series by Endemol Australia. Martin is currently co-writing and illustrating a children’s novel with be

Time:
Saturday, 2 August 2014, 12:15pm
Venue:
Womankind Marquee
Level 1, 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales
North Byron Events (formerly known as North Beach) is located at the end of Bayshore Drive in the Arts & Industrial Estate.
Tickets:
BOX OFFICE AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES:
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre
Level 1, 28 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
(above Witchery) 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
P: 1300 368 552

Festivals

Adelaide Festival
Brisbane Writers Festival
Byron Bay Festival
Melbourne Writers Festival
Perth Writers Festival
Sydney Writers Festival
Voices on the Coast
Somerset Festival
Festival Of Golden Words