Kyogle Writers Festival set for next year with $40,000 grant

ABOVE: Kyogle Writers Festival creative director Paul Shields. Photo: Contributed


Kyogle’s Writers Festival is set to be bigger and better after receiving a $40,000 grant.
This year’s festival was Kyogle’s first, attracting more than 600 people to see writers such as Miles Franklin Award winning author Melissa Lucashenko, Professor Start Rees from the Sydney Peace Foundation and others.
“The funding means we can expand our program to include writers from around the country and at different stages of their career,” Kyogle Festival creative director Paul Shields said.
Next year’s festival has the theme Close to Home? and the CreateNSW Arts and Cultural Funding Program grant will be used to stage the festival.
The festival was one of 198 recipients that shared in $9.37 million of funding for arts and cultural activity across NSW.
At the festival in Kyogle. Photo: Susanna Freymark

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