Byron Bay Writers Festival 2018: Hot-topic sessions Friday 3 August 2018


Exploring the issues that shape our world

A swathe of conversations at the 2018 Festival will discuss some of the most important issues facing the modern world. Here are just a few of the hot-topic sessions you won’t want to miss each day…

Friday 3 August


Friday’s program will delve into ‘How Immigration Influences Our Culture’; the good, the bad and the necessary with Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) founder Kon Karapanagiotidis, theatrical heavyweight Future D. Fidel, first Muslim federal parliamentarian Anne Aly and Irish immigrant and crime author Dervla McTiernan.

‘Foreign Correspondents’ Peter Greste, Chris Hammer and Debbie Whitmont will be talking about the world at large and the delicate and sometimes dangerous work of reporting news from afar.

For matters we can take into our own hands, we ask economist Richard Denniss, Woman in the Wilderness Miriam Lancewood and Christine Milne ‘How to Buy Less Stuff and Save the World.’