The Literary salon has been a tradition at Lit Fest, featuring three or more speakers with varying perspectives on a theme, along with audience participation.

Balancing writing against any other aspect of life—your day job, spending time with friends, eating, sleeping—is always a difficulty, so how on earth do writers decide whether or not to have children? If they do how do they continue to write? When does it make sense not to? Listen in as Jenny Shank, Amanda Rea, and Nicky Beer have a respectful, wide-ranging discussion about how they faced this choice.