Welcome to the 21st Byron Writers Festival Program. This thought-provoking line-up of more than 130 writers and thinkers will unfold new horizons, entertain and provoke – and deliver powerful memories.
Try as we may, our printed program is always subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Each week we will endeavour to update you on these changes. An up-to-the-minute copy of each daily schedule will be available on site at the Festival.
Morris Gleitzman and Caro Meldrum-Hanna are regrettably no longer able to attend the Festival.
Friday 4 August
Session 5 Anne Tiernan replaces Caro Meldrum-Hanna
Saturday 5 August
Session 56 Mandy Nolan replaces Sarah Kanowski as Chair
Session 60 Phillip Frazer joins ‘The Perils of Populism’
Session 63 Isobelle Carmody replaces Morris Gleitzman, in conversation with Susan Johnson*
Session 65 Mick O’Regan replaces Peter Harrison in ‘Farming that Doesn’t Cost the Earth’
Session 72 Julia Baird replaces Caro Meldrum-Hanna
Session 74 ‘To Swim in the Sea’ moved to Sunday 9am, Southern Cross University Marquee
Sunday 6 August
Session 82 ‘Peter FitzSimons in conversation’ moved to Saturday 4pm The Saturday Paper Marquee
Session 85 Kenan Malik no longer participating in this panel