Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Zealand Post Writers and Readers week launched
From the Festival organisers:

Yesterday we launched the largest Writers and Readers programme so far at New Zealand Post House in Wellington. Twenty international and 34 New Zealand writers, photographers and artists make up this week which celebrates the power of the printed page and revel in exploring in-depth issues that are constant challenges within today's society.

New international additions to the programme are American Patrick McGrath (pic above) , Australian-born Craig Sherborne and Sia Figiel is oft-described as Samoa's first woman novelist and her book, Where We Once Belonged, has been adapted for the stage in a starkly honest and wildly funny play making its debut at the Festival. Read more

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