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November 2014 newsletter.

 IN THIS ISSUE:
 

2015 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME


Here in the AWF office, we are getting very excited about the 2015 Festival, with a host of amazing international writers confirmed to appear.

The full programme including 120+ events will be launched in March so request a programme now, and don't miss out.

SUNDAY STAR-TIMES SHORT STORY AWARDS


Congratulations to Wellington writer Tracy Farr who won with her story, Once Had Me. Her winning entry beat more than 600 other entries in this year's open division.

The winner of the secondary school division was Amelia Kendall for The Rose Garden. Suzanne Takiwa won the non-fiction essay, for her story Cherubs in the Garden.

The winning short stories will be published in full in upcoming editions of the Sunday Star-Times.

FORD TO SPONSOR THE 2015 FESTIVAL


We are thrilled to announce that once again Ford New Zealand will be partnering with us to deliver the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival.
Thanks to Ford, the Festival will be out on the streets of Auckland in style in the All-New Mondeo.
For more information, please visit Ford New Zealand.

JULIA GILLARD IN CONVERSATION - VIDEO AVAILABLE


Thank you to Julia Gillard, Jennifer Curtin and everyone who joined us for this sold-out event last week. 
Some wonderful insights into Ms Gillard's term as Prime Minister of Australia and an informative discussion of politics and gender issues. 

For those who missed out, the video is now live on our site, view it here.

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

NZ Pacific Studio invites applications for a 3-week R.A.K. Mason Writer’s Fellowship from writers working in, or across, literary forms and genres in interesting ways. Named after one of NZ’s iconic writers, the purpose of this Fellowship is to honour his commitment to NZ literature and his concern for the ways in which different literary genres inform each other.
Click here for full details and entry criteria. Entries close 7 December.

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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