Dr Kathryn Heyman is an award-winning writer. She was awarded the prestigious CAL Author Fellowship for Fury, a memoir of recovery and transformation.
Conversations from Byron
Radical Hope Keynote
How can we approach our current moment with radical hope? In this powerful keynote address from the 2022 festival, storytellers, activists, philosophers and rappers each take to the stage with a response to this question, in doing so inspiring new ways to imagine our future.
Featuring A.C. Grayling, Mia Thom, Damon Gameau, Anne-Marie Te Whiu and Luka Lesson, with an introduction by festival Artistic Director, Zoe Pollock.
About the speakers
A.C. Grayling is the author of more than 30 books of philosophy, biography, history of ideas, and essays. His latest book is For the Good of the World.
Mia Thom is a Bundjalung climate activist, a co-organiser of the school strike for climate movement within the Byron Shire.
Damon Gameau is a filmmaker, author and environmental educator. His documentary 2040 explores solutions to improve our planet. His most recent project is Regenerating Australia.
Anne-Marie Te Whiu
Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Te Rarawa) is a poet, weaver, cultural producer and festival director, having edited Tony Birch’s Whisper Songs and co-edited Solid Air.
Luka Lesson is a rapper, poet and educator of Greek heritage from Australia born in Meanjin / Brisbane. Luka is a former Australian Poetry Slam Champion, has performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and toured with rapper Akala (UK) and philosopher Dr Cornel West (USA) among others.
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