Byron Bay Writers Festival 2018: Hot-topic sessions Sunday 5 August 2018


Sunday 5 August


Sunday promises to be just as stimulating. Morality, democracy and the progression of the free world are arguably the main tenets of Western values; public intellectual Clive Hamilton, former President of the Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs and German author Bernhard Schlink discuss the threats to our way of life in ‘Are Western Values Under Siege?’

‘The Role of Humans in the Technological Age’ falls under the microscope with scientists Elizabeth and Alan Finkel, economic thinker Jennifer Rayner and Artificial Intelligence ethics expert Ellen Broad.

Finally, for a powerful insight into contemporary indigenous identity, join Arakwal Bumberbin Bundjalung woman Delta Kay, Wiradjuri author Anita Heiss and Murawari investigative journalist Allan Clark as they share stories of what it was like ‘Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia’.