The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2020 long weekend programme. However, not to be undone, the BRWF committee has been busy delivering workshops, presentations, book launches and the ever-popular Bello Poetry Slam. If you’ve missed out on any of these events, visit the Bellingen Readers and Writers Facebook Page and be entertained. Most events have been recorded. Also visit the events pages on this website for recordings (without having to scroll through the Facebook feed!).
There’s more to come, including the I Love Bello Short Story Competition. So keep an eye out for the BRWF newsletter, Facebook feed and ‘talk about town’.
A number of sponsors and people who have bought earlybird tickets have generously donated their funds in spite of cancellation of the main programme. These funds have helped us pay bills and given us the opportunity to explore virtual avenues to provide for our literary audience.
The BRWF Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on 8 August 2020. Become a member to lend your support to the festival. At the AGM, there’ll be an opportunity to hear reports from the committee and members will do the important job of electing a new committee. To become a member (for $5), please go to the Trybooking site and enter your details.
We’ll see you virtually and stay well!
We particularly thank the following sponsors for their ongoing support: IngramSpark; Officeworks; Waterfall Way Associates; HQB Chartered Accountants; Mercedes-Benz Coffs coast; Bellingen Shire Council; Coffs Harbour Council.