Writers Festival

14-16 May in Kyogle NSW

About The Event

About the Festival

A small town festival with big ideas.

The Kyogle Writers Festival (14 to 16 May 2021) brough the best of contemporary Australian writing to our town, to explore meanings of 'Country' in this unique area, which incorporates the Traditional Lands of the Bundjalung.

A wild area, of which recent history features the cedar getters, farming and dairy, and also the migration of the Aquarius generation. With hidden valleys that stretch up to the subtropical rainforest of the Border Ranges National Park and rolling bush to the west through Toonumbar to Bonalbo, and up to Woodenbong. The Land. The Country. The streams. The bridges -so many.

We are 'west of Byron' so why do we look east to the coast for culture?

Kyogle Writers Festival acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and waters on which we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

KWF 2021 Podcasts

Listen here to podcasts of interviews with various artists who featured in the Kyogle Writers Festival 2021.


A Letter to Kyogle

In the lead-up to the 2021 Kyogle Writer Festival, patrons of the Sugarbowl Cafe were invited to type out their thoughts about Kyogle on an old typewriter. Around 40 people participated. The typewritten pages have been compiled into a PDF, which you can read here.


Kyogle Writers Festival 2021 was made possible by support from Kyogle Council, Arts Northern Rivers, Country Arts Support Program (CASP) via Create NSW, the Richmond River Independent, the generosity of the Standfield & Parker Families, Southern Cross University and our friends of the festival.

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