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Writers & Readers Festival 2010: Ideas Need Words

Thursday, 17 December 2009, 11:50 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival proudly celebrates its tenth festival in May 2010. The festival audience has grown by more than 500 per cent over nine festivals, to over 25,000 attendees in 2009. International guests in Auckland for the 2010 festival ... More >>

Kirsty Gunn Event Cancelled

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 12:53 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival is sad to announce that Kirsty Gunn has had to pull out of the Festival, and return home to Edinburgh. Event 15: An Hour with Kirsty Gunn, 5.45 - 6.45pm on Friday 15 May has been cancelled. Ticket holders ... More >>

A festival survival guide

Saturday, 9 May 2009, 2:17 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Tip 1: Booking Tickets Online When you get to the Ticket Selector page on the Edge website and you see a box that says ALLOCATION EXHAUSTED, make sure you CLICK THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE MENU TO DROP DOWN THE OPTION TICKET OPTIONS (i.e. for the ... More >>

Ticket Sales Up In Director’s Last Year At Helm

Wednesday, 6 May 2009, 11:38 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Response to the 2009 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival guest speakers and theme – ‘”find out what on Earth is going on” – has been enthusiastic since the full programme was launched on 30 March. More >>

Spotlight On Leaps Of Faith

Wednesday, 29 April 2009, 4:28 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

RICHARD HOLLOWAY Richard Holloway is that rare being, a controversialist with a conscience. A former bishop of Edinburgh, Holloway describes himself as a “Christian Agnostic”, a considered position in a world rent by wars of religion and bigotry. On Forgiveness ... More >>

Spotlight On Mohammed Hanif

Wednesday, 22 April 2009, 1:44 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Mohammed Hanif was born in Okara, Pakistan. After leaving the Pakistan Air Force Academy to pursue a career in journalism, he worked for Newsline and The Washington Post, and in 1996 moved to London to work for the BBC. He has written plays for the ... More >>

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival lineup

Tuesday, 3 February 2009, 12:23 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

2009 AUCKLAND WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL 13 - 17 MAY | AOTEA CENTRE, THE EDGE® | WWW.WRITERSFESTIVAL.CO.NZ More >>

Auckland To Host 23rd Commonwealth Writers’ Prize

Friday, 12 December 2008, 11:19 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The two overall winners of the twenty-third annual Commonwealth Writers’ Prize will be announced at the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival on 16 May 2009. More >>

Top Peformers At Writers And Readers Festival

Saturday, 10 May 2008, 12:53 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Getting in the groove for NZ Music Month, we are very pleased to confirm that Dave Dobbyn and Victoria Girling-Butcher will each perform a song from their new, unreleased albums as part of a discussion on the craft of songwriting with Hip-Hop/R’n’B ... More >>

Junot Diaz announced winner of 08 Pulitzer Prize

Monday, 14 April 2008, 12:59 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Junot Díaz has just been announced as the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao . The Dominican-American prose writer’s novel was described by New York Times reviewer Michiko Kakutani ... More >>

2008 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Monday, 11 February 2008, 4:20 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Thousands are still talking about the success of last year’s Auckland Writers & Readers Festival. Festival organizers are delighted to announce yet another exceptional list of guests confi rmed for the 2008 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival in May. More >>

Poetry Idol

Friday, 13 April 2007, 4:03 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Have you got what it takes? Can you spin poetry magic in front of a live audience? Can you convince that same audience to vote for you? Are you the next Poetry Idol? More >>

International writers head to Auckland

Thursday, 16 February 2006, 4:43 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival Charitable Trust announces WitSunday, a one-day literary extravaganza featuring a star-studded cast of international writers. More >>

Sports Writing Legends Feature At Festival

Friday, 18 March 2005, 9:47 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

With only a week to go until the programme for the fifth Auckland Writers & Readers Festival is launched, I wanted to draw to your attention one of the events that might be of interest to you as a sports journalist (the writers involved will ... More >>

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival in May

Thursday, 17 March 2005, 11:33 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

A ‘Feast for the Mind’ is on the menu for the fifth Auckland Writers & Readers Festival in May More >>

ANNIE PROULX in Auckland

Thursday, 14 August 2003, 9:36 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival Creative Directors Peter Wells and Stephanie Johnson are delighted to announce that Pulitzer-prize winning US author Annie Proulx has accepted their invitation to speak at a one-off event in Auckland next month. More >>

2003 Writers and Readers Festival “the best yet”

Friday, 6 June 2003, 12:02 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The fourth Auckland Writers and Readers Festival has been hailed as ''the best yet'' with an increased audience base and a record number of ticket sales. More >>

Writers and Readers Festival starts tomorrow

Wednesday, 14 May 2003, 11:03 am | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The fourth Auckland Writers and Readers Festival begins tomorrow evening (Thursday 15th May) at the Hyatt Regency, with Opening Star Night, featuring American literary superstar Jonathan Franzen, award-winning British novelist Linda Grant and travel ... More >>

Sarah Dunant joins Auckland Writers & Readers Fest

Friday, 11 April 2003, 5:01 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

The Auckland Writers and Readers Festival is delighted to announce the addition of British novelist, broadcaster and critic Sarah Dunant to its line-up of international writers. More >>

War hits Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Wednesday, 2 April 2003, 3:26 pm | Auckland Writers and Readers Festival

Annie Proulx & Iain Banks cancel – Jeffery Deaver & Elizabeth Knox to replace them Public bookings open this weekend, Saturday 5th April More >>

   

 

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