Berry Writers Festival 2022

The inaugural Berry Writers Festival, held on the weekend of October 21-23 2022, has been judged by participants a genuine success – in no small measure thanks to the enthusiasm, generosity, and hard work of the Berry community, for which the festival Committee is very grateful.

Congratulations to Anita Heiss

Congratulations to one of the authors on our program, Anita Heis, who has won the Indigenous Writers' Prize  in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, for her novel : Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray, River of Dreams.

The awards are held annually and are the richest and longest running state-based literary awards in Australia and cover all genres of writing. This award is intended to acknowledge the contribution made to Australian literary culture by aboriginal and Torre Straight Islander writers. 


South Cost Writers Centre
Wax Lyrical
The Berry Writers Festival acknowledges the Dharawal and Dhurga language-speaking groups who are traditional owners of this area. We acknowledge their customs and culture, which have nourished, and continue to nourish, this land. And we extend our respects to Elders, past, present, and future.

Berry Writers Festival is a not for profit community event.
ABN: 63 903 506341 
© Copyright 2023 | All Rights Reserved

Local Photography and other images by Katie Rivers Photography courtesy of Shoalhaven Tourism 

Overhead shot of Berry © Andy Hutchinson Photography.

Photography taken at the Berry Writers Festival 2022 and displayed on our gallery page is all  courtesy of Richard Miller Photography.
Website created by
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram