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AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL

11 - 16 MAY 2021

UPCOMING LITERARY CELEBRATIONS

Its a busy few weeks ahead for readers and writers across Aotearoa, with a great line-up of literary events ahead. Some of the highlights we will be checking out include: WORD Christchurch Spring Festival, which is currently underway, with a colourful explosion of stories, ideas, poetry and song in Ōtautahi, closing on 1 November; here in Tāmaki Makaurau, The Women's Bookshop presents their 2020 Ladies' Literat-Tea, an afternoon of women’s words, wit & wisdom on Sunday 1 November and VERB Wellington runs from 5 - 8 November including LitCrawl which explores the streets and venues of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, rich with writers, publishers, bookshops and readers. 
Join the celebrations! 
For a full calendar of book-ish events visit kete books.

WIN THE NEW
DICK FRIZZELL
BOOK

MĀTĀTUHI FOUNDATION
LITERARY GRANTS

Win a copy of Dick Frizzell's latest book: Me, According to the History of Art. A fast-paced romp through the history of western painting with one of New Zealand’s best-known painters. Frizzell takes on the history of art, starting right back at cave art to discover the key threads of Western art that sit in his DNA as a painter in the twenty-first century. Enter to win by 6 November. 
 
 
The Mātātuhi Foundation was established in 2018 by the Auckland Writers Festival to help support the development of New Zealand’s literary landscape. $5,000 grants are available for innovative literary projects that create far-reaching engagement and connection between Kiwi readers and writers. Apply online before 31 October to be considered for the next funding allocation.

OUR 2020 WINTER SERIES

3 months, 13 episodes and 40 writers from all over the world!
Our Winter Series streamed live every Sunday morning from May to July, and with audiences joining us from around the globe and all time zones. You can catch up on all episodes as a video or podcast - and also available via apple and Spotify
Ep 1: Barbara Ewing, Alan Bollard, Bernardine Evaristo,
Ep 2: Philippe Sands, Ian Wedde, Lisa Taddeo,
Ep 3: Becky Manawatu, Robert Macfarlane, Chanel Miller
Ep 4: Deborah Eisenberg, Wallace Shawn, Caroline Barron
Ep 5: Richard Ford, Amy McDaid,Yasmin Khan
Ep 6: Olivia Hayfield, Peter Stanford, Elizabeth Knox
Ep 7: An Yu, Christine Fernyhough, Anthony Byrt
Ep 8: Helon Habila, Philippa Swan, Freya Daly Sadgrove,
Ep 9: Selina Tusitala Marsh, Cass Sunstein, Samatha Power
Ep 10: Renée, Joshua Whitehead, Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly, Tina Makereti
Ep 11: Kolokesa U Māhina-Tuai, Leanne Shapton, Neil Gaiman
Ep 12: Patrick Gale, Julia Ebner, Michele Leggott,
Ep 13: Maggie O'Farrell, Colin Thubron, Rose Lu, Ann Patchett
With thanks to series host Paula Morris, Auckland Live, Copyright New Zealand and all our generous sponsors, funders, patrons and friends.

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