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.


22 October 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am Scots Hall, 83 Victoria St, Berry NSW 2535

Presented by: Anita Heiss

In conversation with: Lisa Heidke

One of Australia’s most acclaimed writers Anita Heiss is a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation and a multi-award winning author Her most recent novel Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) has been called ‘a story that turns Australia’s long-mythologised settler history into a raw and resilient heartsong.’ (The Guardian). She is also the author of a much-praised memoir Am I Black Enough For You? which explores what it means to be Aboriginal and why Australia is so obsessed with notions of identity. Her work covers a wide swathe of themes, among which notions of loss and belonging are particularly resonant.

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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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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.
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