I’m officially wrecked. The sun has set on the 19th Byron Bay Writers Festival and what a fabulous Festival it was. A few months ago I was invited onto the board of the Festival, so this year I had a few new roles (I’ve previously been the Communications Manager for the Festival a few times).
|BBWF Entrance - spot avid romance reader in purple|
One highlight was being just two metres from Julia Gillard during her spectacular conversation with Clare Wright. Ms Gillard’s discussion of her time as PM enthralled the crowd. She held well over fifteen hundred people in the palm of her hand.
|The hilarious Mandy Nolan enjoying the Festival atmosphere|
Chatted to so many wonderful people; authors, politicians, poets, publishers, musicians. Really wonderful.
|Having fun with Jane Caro and Honey Brown|
The romance panel was one of the last sessions of the Festival, but Honey Brown, Krissy Kneen and I, with our chair, Moya Sayer-Jones still pulled a great and appreciative crowd. Nothing like promising a discussion about sex to fill a tent.
|Romance panel with Krissy Kneen, Honey Brown (off camer) and Moya Sayer-Jones. I'm in the hat.|
I must away. I’m moving house tomorrow. Wish me luck.