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.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Auckland Writers Festival
AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL 16 - 21 May 2017
Featured in our January round-up... We announce our new Festival hotel and we share special offers including movie tickets. Plus And a reminder that limited places are available for 2017 Friend membership, so sign up now!
SIGN UP AS A FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL
2017 AWF Friend registrations are now open to the public. Sign up yourself or a friend for just $100 per person to enjoy the following annual benefits:
an invitation to our March programme launch;
priority booking ahead of public ticket sales;
access to a dedicated booking line with no transaction fees,
reserved seating at all ticketed events;
special offers and discounts all year round.
But hurry as numbers are strictly limited! Pleaseemail to register, or for further information.
NEW FESTIVAL HOTEL PARTNER
Whether you are travelling from out of town or just want to be near all the Festival action, take advantage of either of the SKYCITY Hotels, both ideally situated just minutes from the Festival venues.
SKYCITY Hotel Premium rooms are available from $209 per night. Book now
SKYCITY Grand Hotel Premium Luxury Rooms are available from $249 per night. Book now
OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS
The prestigious Michael King Writer’s Fellowship is for established writers from any literary genre, with a significant publication record, to work on a major project. It is offered every two years.Further information and applications.
Creative New Zealand’s Berlin Writer’s Residency enables an established writer to work on an approved project for up to eleven months in Berlin. The residency includes travel to and accommodation in Berlin, a monthly stipend and incidentals. Further information and applications.