Byron Bay travel writing and foodie weekend

The first Postcards from Bangalow Writing and Gourmet Experience is set to heat up Byron Bay this southern winter.

Hosted by seasoned travel writer and guidebook author, Kim Wildman, this  workshop, to be held in Bangalow on the Far North Coast of New South Wales from June 10-13, will take participants on a travel writing journey through the sights, sounds, scents and flavours of the Byron Bay hinterland.

The program for the three-day event features a prominent line-up of local writers, authors, foodies, providores and identities including co-owner of Foodscape Tours, Karen Hirst, author of Boys’ Home to Broadway, Kevin Palmer, publisher of Sample magazine, Remy Tancred, and TV presenter, author and much-loved Bangalow identity, Scott McGregor, who’ll help Kim unearth the best of Bangalow through a series of workshops, dinners and tours.

Included in the weekend: three gourmet meals in atmospheric local restaurants, a visit to the Bangalow farmers’ market followed by a half day Foodscape hinterland tour taking in some of the region’s best producers, a guided historical walking tour of Bangalow and fun writing workshops as well as plenty of free time to allow your creative juices to flow.

Sample magazine – the epicurean bible of the Northern Rivers – is offering to publish the best travel article written over the weekend in the spring edition of the magazine. Local businesses too – including The Byron at Byron, SummerHills Retreat and Bangalow Limousines – have shown their support by offering special discounts to participants on accommodation and transportation.

So grab your pen and paper, bring an appetite and get ready for a fun weekend of good writing, good food and good company.

The three day event cost $A450 per person. An early bird discount of 5 per cent is available for bookings made by April 30, 2011. Places are strictly limited.


Contact Kim Wildman on 0400 887 991 or to make a booking now.

5 thoughts on “Byron Bay travel writing and foodie weekend

      1. Hi Heather! Thank you, I can not believe i have not done my post on the markets yet. Hopefully getting it done this week. Lots going on around here these days! Thank you! Nicole


      2. Hi Nicole, please do – I love to read posts on local markets, they reflect so much of a community’s identity


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