This year’s event runs from June 13th to 17th at various venues in Lismore.
It’s the only festival of its kind in Europe and attracts hoards of international visitors each year.
This year’s theme is “A celebration of Exploration,” with bestselling author Michael Smith, explorer and author Jacki Hill Murphy and foreign correspondent Isambard Wilkinson among the speakers.
Organiser Jan Rotte says female explorers were often written out of history and Immrama wants to change the record on that :
He says Lismore native Dervla Murphy, who went around the world on a bicycle, was a big inspiration for Immrama: