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October 2014 newsletter.

 IN THIS ISSUE:
 

FIRST WRITERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 SCHOOLS PROGRAMME


In 2014 over 4,000 intermediate and secondary students filled theatres at the Festival to see their literary heroes in action. In 2015, for the seventh year, the Schools Programme will again feature writers and performers from around the world in two jam-packed days of sessions and workshops to entertain and inspire young audiences.

We are delighted to announce just a few of the wonderful writers joining us next year. From the UK, author of the Alex Rider teen spy series and one of the world's most celebrated writers for young people, Anthony Horowitz. Award-winning author of teen and historical fiction, Laurie Halse Anderson,  joins us from the US. From our own shores, we warmly welcome the return of Bernard Beckett with his new novel, Lullaby, and spoken word poet, Grace Taylor, with a new performance.
Many more writers will be revealed in February!

The full programme will be available, and bookings (which can only be made by schools) will open on 2 February 2015. For enquiries about the Schools Programme, please contact us.
 

JULIA GILLARD IN CONVERSATION - SOLD OUT!


Tuesday 18 November, 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Presented by Auckland Writers Festival and The University of Auckland. In association with Penguin Random House.

 

We have had an amazing response to this event which has now sold out. Please email or telephone 09 376 8074 if you wish to be added to the the wait list for extra tickets. 

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR FESTIVAL FANS

Do you know a reader who would love a Concession Pass for the 2015 Festival?

Take 5 Concession Pass $80
Take 10 Concession Pass $150


Save up to $100 on ticket prices for standard events.
Concession Passes can be used by one person or shared among friends or book clubs. 
Please email to purchase or for further information.

WRITER OPPORTUNITIES

Alternative Bindings express Short Story Competition welcomes both emerging and established writers to share their stories. Other than a set length of 750 words and a theme "Lost and Found" there are no restrictions; entries might express the triumph and joy of alternate sexuality, or the pain and difficulty. They might be funny or sad, sweet or bitter, outrageous or introspective.
A cash prize will be awarded and the winning story will be published in express Magazine. 
Click here for full details and entry criteria. Entries close 9 January 2015

SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL


Sign up as a Friend or a Patron to champion the festival and join the front row.
Our Patrons and Friends help to make this Festival one of New Zealand's premiere cultural events. You are investors in the future of the event, providing  funding that is essential to our ability to attract the most exciting and inspiring thinkers from all over the world to the Auckland stage. As a Patron, you will receive discounted tickets, priority bookings, front row seats and invitations to special events and parties. 
For more information, please see our 
AWF Patrons and Friends brochure 
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