Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts

Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts

It's nearly curtain time!

Opening night is almost here.

We are honoured to be launching the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts in London with a welcome by Maori writer Witi Ihimaera and Aboriginal writer Bruce Pascoe; introducing a sell-out event with one of Australia's most celebrated and prolific authors Tim Winton, hosted by Front Row presenter Kirsty Lang.

With three further days of back to back events, and a stunning line up of guest speakers. We hope you have booked Friday off work - or have a good excuse ready for the boss.

On day one, you will be able to discuss the ANZAC's at War, as well as the state of the Publishing Industry in Australia and New Zealand.  Take a visual look at the art of promoting New Zealand, hold discussion around the impact of World War I on our nations identities. Explore tales across the ages, historical writing, the perils of biography writing, how to create historical fiction from fact, view a film on the world of Martin Sharp, hear of Nicholas Shakespeare's Tasmania, look at Indigenous issues in literature and arts, ponder graphic novels place in the world of biography's, hear how Anna Funder and ML Stedman bring the past to life, lose yourself in spoken word in the stunning setting of the King's College chapel and attend a Radio 4 recording session celebrating three short stories commissioned by contemporary writers!

Then you'll head home for a well earned rest... and start all over again on Saturday and Sunday.

With much excitement and appreciation,
The Aus & NZ Festival Team

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