The 22nd Byron Writers Festival program showcases 40 writers and thinkers who help shape our national conversation with their engaging stories and ideas. The Festival is an examination of how we live both on a personal level and as a society. It offers writers and patrons alike an opportunity to reflect our world back to each other in story. It examines everything from how we communicate, how we migrate, how we farm, how we cope with grief, how we process change – how we live now resonates throughout Festival sessions. The Festival offers us space and a place to enjoy ‘the art of listening’ and seeing where conversations and stories can take us.