Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
AWF - FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS!
FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS!
The Festival is committed to making its events accessible to all. This year, 40 percent of our events are FREE! There will be readings by award-winning local and international writers; insights shared by experts of crime and war; panellists discussing burning issues of the day; and impassioned soap box speeches to be heard, all of which give you those most rare of treats: entertainment and awareness - at no cost!
The two headlining children’s events, The Topp Twins and Tom Gates: Liz Pichon, are free for under 12s, and all the Family Day events are free too! Remember to arrive early to secure your place at free events, as there is often considerable demand.