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2014 Auckland Writers Festival Breaks All Records

Monday, 19 May 2014, 12:09 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

With more than 50,000 attendees and a 45 percent increase in ticket sales compared to last year, the 2014 five day Auckland Writers Festival which closed this evening, has been declared a triumph. More >>

Auckland Writers Festival: Eleanor Catton Session a Sell-out

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 12:01 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Kiwi Booker Prize winner, Eleanor Catton’s Auckland Writers Festival session in the Aotea Centre’s ASB Theatre is SOLD OUT, making history for this iconic event which is now in its 14th year. More >>

Maori writers feature at Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 11:21 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Some of the country’s most influential Maori writers are supporting the Auckland Writers Festival, which commences this week. “The Festival acknowledges the important contribution that Maori writers make to New Zealand literature, and every year they ... More >>

Biggest Line-up Yet for Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 8:52 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

150 guests from New Zealand and around the world will appear in more than 100 events in the largest programme of writers and sessions yet presented at New Zealand’s premiere festival of literature and ideas, the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival. More >>

Record Sales for 2012 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Monday, 14 May 2012, 9:56 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Sales for the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival have hit an alltime high this year, with more than 24,000 tickets sold for the justdelivered five day programme. This represents a 10% increase on 2011. More >>

New Seats on Sale for 2012 Writers & Readers Festival

Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 4:35 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Heavy demand for next week’s 2012 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival has seen Aotea Centre venue capacity increased for this exceptional cultural event. More >>

NZ’s Biggest Literature Festival Launches 2012 Programme

Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 11:29 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

New Zealand’s biggest festival of literature and ideas has announced its full May 2012 lineup of more than 100 leading international and New Zealand writers and thinkers, including prizewinners Jeffrey Eugenides and Roddy Doyle ; cosmologist ... More >>

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival Schools’ Programme 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012, 5:10 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival is delighted to once again present its much anticipated Schools’ Programme, in the Aotea Centre in Auckland on Wednesday 9 May and Thursday 10 May 2012, designed to deliver two full days of education, inspiration ... More >>

Talent for Auckland Writers And Readers Festival

Thursday, 15 December 2011, 3:56 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

International Talent for Auckland Writers And Readers Festival 2012 The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival is delighted to announce that former spy chief Dame Stella Rimington (UK), Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle (Ireland) and beloved Young ... More >>

Writers Fest appoints Anne O’Brien as Artistic Director

Monday, 31 October 2011, 3:18 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Dr Sarah Sandley, Chair of the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of Anne O’Brien as Artistic Director of the organization. “We are so grateful to Stephanie Johnson for her excellent work as acting Artistic ... More >>

Liao Yiwu: Dissident Chinese Writer Visits Auckland

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 12:56 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival with support from Text Publishing and Cable Bay Vineyards announce one event with dissident Chinese writer Liao Yiwu on 17 November. More >>

Artistic Direction Of Auckland Writers And Readers Festival

Friday, 5 August 2011, 5:46 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

It is with great regret that I have to advise you that, after ten years with the festival, Artistic Director Jill Rawnsley has resigned to spend more time with her family. More >>

Record Attendance at Writers & Readers Festival

Tuesday, 17 May 2011, 1:30 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival wound up on 15 May 2011 having seen a record attendance of over 32,000, up 21% on figures in 2010. More >>

Ingrid Betancourt Cancels New Zealand Visit

Thursday, 21 April 2011, 11:01 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival and Hachette Publishers New Zealand Ltd are sad to announce that Ingrid Betancourt has cancelled her visit to New Zealand due to unforeseen family commitments. More >>

Auckland Writers And Readers Festival 2011

Monday, 28 March 2011, 11:03 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

We are proud to announce the 2011 programme is complete and can be viewed at www.writersfestival.co.nz All tickets are on sale now: www.buytickets.co.nz. Take advantage of the $20* earlybird offer for core events at the Aotea Centre, Special Events range from $15 to $125*, ... More >>

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival 2011

Monday, 21 February 2011, 3:37 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The 2011 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival will hum with tales of human resilience – real life and fictional. “Stories of struggle, sacrifice, and the instinct to maintain a capacity for compassion and human decency in the face of tragedy and ... More >>

Truth is stranger than fiction

Monday, 21 February 2011, 3:23 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The 2011 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival will hum with tales of human resilience – real life and fictional. “Stories of struggle, sacrifice, and the instinct to maintain a capacity for compassion and human decency in the face of tragedy and ... More >>

We’re Blown Away

Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 9:49 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

What a festival! Our gratitude to the writers, the audience and the volunteers knows no bounds. We feel proud to have honoured our valued sponsors, funders, patrons and supporters. Our heartfelt thanks to all of them, as always. More >>

Elizabeth Gilbert Cancels

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 9:21 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Elizabeth Gilbert Cancels We are sad to announce that due to a family emergency, Elizabeth Gilbert has had to cancel her tour of New Zealand for the 2010 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival. The Festival sincerely apologises to those who have ... More >>

Auckland Writers & Readers 2010: Life Well Read

Friday, 12 March 2010, 10:35 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Stephanie Johnson and Peter Wells will look on proudly as the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival they founded in 1999 celebrates its tenth birthday in May. Since 1999, this major Auckland City event will have put over 700 local writers and more ... More >>

 

 

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