The Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre is a full-time centre that provides resources, information and literary activities for writers and readers. The Writers’ Centre is a non-profit, incorporated organisation receiving core funding from Arts NSW. We are member-based with a membership of more than 700 individuals and organisations. The Centre offers a year-round program of workshops, seminars and events as well as the annual Byron Bay Writers Festival.
The NRWC Mentorship Program also offers an opportunity for emerging writers to work closely with a professional mentor to develop their work and improve their publishing opportunities.
As a regional writers’ centre, we are responsible for promoting Australian literature and enhancing the skills of writers and readers in the Northern Rivers of NSW and beyond. The region we cover stretches from Taree to Tweed Heads and west to Kyogle.
The NRWC stages one of Australia's most sought-after cultural events, the Byron Bay Writers Festival, as well as a year-round program of activities. We are seeking outstanding people to fill several positions:
• Partnership Manager. This role requires professional business development, sponsorship, fundraising and philanthropy skills, to lead and deliver a partnership strategy across all NRWC activities including the annual Byron Bay Writers Festival. This is a permanent part-time position.
• Communications Manager to co-ordinate all publicity, marketing and social media activity on a contract basis for the 2015 Byron Bay Writers Festival.
• Editor for northerly, the bi-monthly magazine for the Writers’ Centre, with responsibility for the delivery of the magazine in its entirety, inclusive of commissioning, editing, design, layout, production and advertising revenue.
Apply in writing with resume and references to: PARTNERSHIP MANAGER/ COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER/ NORTHERLY EDITOR NRWC, PO Box 1846, Byron Bay NSW 2481
We are delighted to let you know, that literary friends and stellar authors Elizabeth Gilbert and Rayya Elias will head to Byron after their appearance at the 2015 Perth Writers Festival for an event at Byron Theatre on Wednesday 25 February 2015. Elias, who has been described as a lesbian hair-cutting refugee punk, was a smash hit at the 2014 Ubud Writers Festival leaving audiences clamouring ... In Byron she will sing for us and she and Gilbert will discuss their latest books, the writing process and of course, creativity. Gilbert’s most recent novel – The Signature of All Things – is a combination of stunning writing and fantastic story-telling. A great holiday read if you haven’t already had the chance to enjoy it. Mark your diaries or buy your tickets on-line in the new year.
When: Wednesday 25 February, 6.00pm
Where: Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay
Cost: $35 general admission buy tickets here
When: April 30
Where: Club Lennox, 10 Stewart Street, Lennox Head NSW 2478
Cost: $35, includes a 2 course dinner buy tickets here
Tim Cope shares his epic adventure On the Trail of Genghis Khan at Club Lennox and introduces us to Tigon, his dog that accompanied him on his journey.
Meal included in the cost.
‘In Conversation’ with Lee Holmes author of Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian and award-winning food writer Belinda Jeffery.
Author Lee Holmes discovered supercharged foods after she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2006. Eager to find a drug-free solution, she became a keen food and health researcher and developed a diet regime that led to her full recovery.
Lee is a regular columnist for WellBeing magazine and a writer for Miranda Kerr's Kora Organics blog.
She is also the author of the popular website www.superchargedfood.com
When: Thursday 12 February, 5.30pm
Where: NRWC Office, Level 1, 28 Jonson St, Byron Bay
This is a free event please reserve your place here (limited to 30 places)
Light refreshments will be served.
By Lisa Walker
Arkie’s Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing will be launched at the NRWC office on Friday 30 January at 6pm.
'I watch the highway go by and ponder my situation. I am on the run from my husband's divorce lawyer, my mojo is still missing in action and my demon ex-lover is lurking . . . But, all things considered, my pilgrimage is going well . . .'
Arkie used to be a trendspotter, running a successful business advising companies on 'the next big thing'. Until she lost her marriage and her mojo along with it. Her eccentric new friend Haruko suggests a pilgrimage in Japan. But funds are tight, so instead Arkie's going on a very Australian trip, to all the 'Big Things'. With Haruko as her guide, magic is everywhere. A Buddha appears next to the Big Redback, the Big Macadamia rises from the jungle like a lost temple and inside the Big Shell she can hear a tinkling voice, reminding her of the child she never had. As her improbable adventure unfolds, realisation dawns: could it be that, despite her celebrated foresight, Arkie's been missing what was right before her eyes?
A delightfully funny and inspiring novel about a very modern pilgrimage, and one woman's chance to rediscover what she's lost.