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Arts Northern Rivers | Byron Writers Festival Residential Mentorship

Applications are open for a five day Residential Mentorship to be held from Monday 13 May – Friday 17 May in Byron Bay, organised by the Byron Writers Festival.

Open to fiction and non-fiction writers, four recipients will receive one-on-one mentorship with Marele Day, an author, speaker, teacher and mentor who has acted as a mentor for the program since its inception in 2001. Accommodation and food (excluding dinner) will be provided.

The Residential Mentorship is a springboard for regional writers, with previous participants of the program having gone on to become published authors.

Key Dates:


Eligible writers must:


For more information on how to apply,