The festival would not have been such a success without its outstanding and talented writers, many of whom travelled from the Northern Hemisphere to be with us. A HUGE thank you to them all for sharing their wisdom, wit and words with us. The festival wouldn’t happen at all without the support of our… Read full post ›
The Festival is over for another year and was a huge success, with record-breaking attendance and an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences.
Planning is already underway for 2015 when the Festival will run from 13 – 17 May. We hope to see you!
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. Festival Director Anne O’Brien says she is overwhelmed by the response to this year’s programme. “Audiences have flocked to the Aotea… Read full post ›
On Sunday May 18 the Festival came to a close with the 2014 Honoured New Zealand writer session, which this year celebrated Patricia Grace. Grace, a giant of New Zealand literature, was in conversation with her longtime editor Geoff Walker and talked about her career from her first published work Waiariki (1975) – the first collection of stories by a… Read full post ›