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If you’re looking for new insights into some of the big issues pervading modern consciousness, look no farther than Byron Writers Festival 2019. Here’s an overview of just some of the hot-topic sessions you won’t want to miss at the three-day Festival.

Friday 2 August

With pressure mounting in response to the global climate crisis, it’s time to talk Environmental Solutions in this session with 2040 filmmaker Damon Gameau, space archeologist Alice Gorman, and award-winning author of Dark Emu Bruce Pascoe.

Parents and grandparents – don’t miss a timely exploration of how social media and screen time are affecting teenagers’ lives, as author David Gillespie and Mandy Nolan discuss how children are being set up for a lifetime of addiction in Teen Brains.

Saturday 3 August

David Leser and Jennifer Byrne come together for a critical conversation on Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing: one of the most talked-about articles of 2018 recently expanded by Leser into his latest book that is making waves as the water-cooler book of the #MeToo era.

Meanwhile, we celebrate UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages with the important discussion around the need for Preserving Indigenous Languages with Daniel James, Sami Khatun, Patrick Nunn, and Tara June Winch.

Sunday 4 August

Sunday kicks off with an inspiring exploration of Living Consciously with tree enthusiast Sophie Cunningham, conservationist Tim Flannery, and The Gourmet Farmer’s Matthew Evans.

Sunday will also see retiring head of World Vision, Tim Costello, discuss the role and challenges of fighting for change in the session Social Activism. Plus, esteemed writer and educator John Marsden will share insights from his 30-year career writing for and working with young people. His ambitious manifesto The Art of Growing Up tackles the minefield that is growing up ‘happy’ in the 21st century.

For 1-day or 3-day passes, head to byronwritersfestival.com/tickets.


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Now more than ever our world needs writers, environmentalists, poets, commentators, politicians, and artists who together can shape stories of hope, courage, and change. At Byron Writers Festival 2019 we proudly bring more than 140 writers together to create a program brimming with diverse voices.

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