Jill Rawnsley, previously the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival Director, will continue at the Festival as Artistic Director. Jill has led the development of the event since 2001 where she has, together with Festival Founders and original Creative Directors Stephanie Johnson and Peter Wells, brought authors and speakers from around the globe and every corner of New Zealand to Auckland for six highly innovative and extraordinary Festivals. We're thrilled to have Jill return to the fold after a well-deserved break and excited about what the 2010 Auckland Writers & Readers Festival 10th anniversary year has to offer.
A BIG WELCOME: ANNE RODDA
We would like to welcome Anne Rodda into the pages of the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival story. Anne Rodda has extensive experience in arts and event management as the Director of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, General Manager of NZ Sculpture OnShore and the former General Manager of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. We are delighted to have Anne on board as Acting General Manager.