I don’t know about you but I find myself doing a lot of volunteering. I think it has something to do with the fact that I have trouble saying no but also because I love it.
Over the years I have volunteered for the children’s schools, for the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, Romance Writers of Australia and now my best efforts are going into the Byron Writers Festival. I’m on the Festival Board. It's very satisfying and a lot of hard work.
We are having a huge year at the Festival. We have introduced a new brand and a new website over the past few weeks and have had a record sell-out of our early-bird tickets. We’ve announced lots of great writers and thinkers including Cheryl Strayed (Wild), William Finnegan, Charlotte Wood, Magda Szubanski, Annabel Crabb, Leigh Sales, Wendy Whiteley and so many more. We officially launch the full program this Wednesday and I’ll be able to tell you more about it then.
It will be a crazy few weeks of work heading up to the Festival, which runs from 5-7 August. There is also a week of writing workshops the week prior and lots of feature events. I’m also sending out pleading vibes for good weather (it’s an outdoor event).
So, do you enjoy volunteering? I’d love to hear about some of the work you do.