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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking now.