Tuesday, May 02, 2017

AWF - Updates & Changes

16 - 21 May 2017


We are delighted to announce a second session with insta-poet sensation, Rupi Kaur due to popular demand, as well as extra events with David Galler and Peter Simpson following their sold out first sessions. 

Regrettably, this year's Festival sees some author cancellations. Hisham Matar is no longer visiting New Zealand as he will be in New York to collect his Pulitzer Prize, and serious family illness means Ha Jin is unable to attend. Please contact Ticketmaster or call on 09 970 9700 for ticket exchanges or refunds for their solo sessions The Return and The Boat Rocker.

We are pleased to say that two outstanding guests will replace Ha Jin in From the Other Side with Rob Schmitz. Expect a fascinating discussion on difference and commonality with Schmitz, Chinese writer Lenora Chu and Taiwanese novelist Janie Chang.

We have also increased capacity for New Zealand novelist, Catherine Chidgey's popular The Wish Child event. Photographer, art historian and essayist Teju Cole's gallery event has also moved to a larger venue, so plenty of seats now available to 12 Photography Favourites.
Check out the full programme online
View the programme ebook

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