Festival 2022 Photo Gallery

Festival Highlights

Byron Writers Festival’s 2022 program of panels, conversations and feature events, curated around the theme of ‘Radical Hope’ filled hearts, nourished minds and sparked much-needed joy for audiences and authors alike. The site was resplendent under a mostly bluebird winter sky, and our crew and volunteers outstanding in their grace and professionalism.

Heartfelt thanks to all who joined us and supported our return to the Australian arts calendar – we look forward to doing it again next year!



Keynote: Radical Hope

The keynote event ‘Radical Hope’  played to a full house at Byron Theatre and a standing ovation. The event featured five radically different writers and thinkers – a philosopher (A.C. Grayling), an activist (Mia Thom), a filmmaker (Damon Gameau) and two poets (Anne-Marie Te Whiu and Luka Lesson) and was a demonstration of the power of story.

“Stories shape culture, culture shapes leaders, leaders shape policy, and policy shapes the system.” —Damon Gameau.



Kids Big Day Out



Thank you

Thank you, thank you, thank you to our volunteers! This outstanding Festival is possible because of you!

A huge thank you to our official photographers Kurt Petersen, Kate Holmes and Josephine Cubis for capturing the magic of the 26th Byron Writers Festival.

All images are copyright Byron Writers Festival 2022. Should you wish to acquire high resolution images please contact us.


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