Countdown to the Berry Writers Festival 2022

35 Weeks to go...

It’s been a week of consolidation, of talking to more potential authors, speakers and workshop convenors and to Berry locals who are enthusiastic and want to get involved, whether by offering their skills or by donating accomodation, services or cash.

Planning Ahead

Our vision for the Festival is to include local authors as well as more well known and high profile creative people who will challenge us to think about our lives and our society. In these days of click-bait news and sound grabs, I think Sydney Writers’ Festival artistic director, Michael Williams, was spot-on when he reflected: “What I love about books, what I love about good writing is that thing of consideration, of slowing things down. And so, whether it’s through fiction or through journalism, or through screenwriting … what our writers are doing is giving us an understanding of the world, a relationship with the world that is slower, deeper and more complex.*

We are also trying to cater to a broad range of literary tastes. We hope to include many fiction genres including crime, historical fiction, literary and women’s, as well as memoir and social and political writing and poetry. Let’s hope there’s something for everyone!! 

Make sure you blank out the whole weekend in your diary (21-23 October) including the Friday, when there will be workshops including some on writing skills, publishing, researching and poetry. 

*Sydney Sentinel 22 April 2021


South Cost Writers Centre
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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.
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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.
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