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Acting CEO announced for Arts Centre Melbourne, new Chair at Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Byron Writers Festival appoints new Artistic Director, and more.

The Board of Byron Writers Festival has announced the appointment of a new Artistic Director, Zoe Pollock, who will helm the 2022 Festival. Her appointment coincides with the departure this month of the Festival’s longest serving Director, Edwina Johnson. 

‘Since taking the position in 2014 Edwina has been instrumental in making the Festival the truly world class event it is today. Her care for and nurturing of invited writers and her attention to detail, have also made Byron Writers Festival the writers’ favourite,’ said Board member Marele Day.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts