Ahead of this October's Writers Festival of Belgium, we meet Esther Anatolitis, the Editor of Australia’s oldest and most venerable Literary Journal ‘Meanjin’. Esther is a stalwart of literature festivals, one of the founders of the Australian Emerging Writers Festival, now in its 20th year, and previous head of Express Media. She wants to ensure that all voices are heard in the run up to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander voice to Parliament referendum later on this year. She also answers the question: what is a Writers Festival anyway? In conversation with Alia Papageorgiou.