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, February 24, 2017
AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL
AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL 16 - 21 May 2017
Featured in our February round-up...
The Festival team is hard at work confirming details for 180+ events, 160+ writers and putting the final touches on the 2017 programme, which we are excited to launch to you 15 March. Tickets will be on sale from 17 March, and we look forward to seeing you all at the Festival in May.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
A reminder of Festival dates for 2017:
Wednesday 15 March: Programme launched
Friday 17 March: Tickets on sale
Saturday 29 April: One-off pre-Festival event, details released with programme
Tuesday 16 May: Ockham New Zealand Book Awards
Wednesday 17 May: The University of Auckland Festival Forum
Thursday 18 May: Festival Gala Night
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 May: Three full days of public programming
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
For those of you wanting to get started on your Festival reading list early, please remember our Festival bookstall is jointly run by The Women's Bookshop and Unity Books and will have most of the 2017 titles available when the programme is launched.
Please contact Carole Beu to place any orders and help support the Festival. Email or phone 376 4399 quoting AWF bookshop.