The festival will now be held at Belongil Fields and takes place over several days from the 6th to the 8th of August in Byron Bay and includes literary lunches, film screenings, theatre, book launches, interviews and panel discussions. This year’s festival will be held between the 6th & 8th of August 2010
Goodbye Crackernight at Mary Ryan’s Books, Byron Bay, from 10am Friday and Saturday 19 & 20th of March. (Woo-hoo.)
Mary Ryan’s Books is the main bookstore in Byron Bay and I’ll be privileged to be there, signing books, talking all about Goodbye Crackernight to store customers, legions of screaming fans, fainting girls, swooning mothers, grown men weeping – you get the picture.
We are proud to have Dave Hannan personally introduce his new film Coral Sea Dreaming in HD as a World Premiere on Saturday 2nd of May at Byron Bay’s Lounge Cinema – all part of the Saturday night Underwater Party at the Buddha Bar next door.
It is almost impossible to parody the New Age and alternative lifestylers in Byron Bay because our ordinary daily existence is frequently so "far out" (to coin a psychedelic phrase still popular in this territory), that it defies exaggerated mimicry.
Attempts to parody our local tribes only comes across as comic overkill; satire sounds stagey or superfluous, because, let's face it, we Byronites are already right at the esoteric and entertaining edge of unconventionality.