The APRA Music Grants Programme helps to fund two songwriting presentations for the schools and main programme of the Auckland Writers Festival.

About Auckland Writers Festival

The Auckland Writers Festival brings the world to Auckland. Every year the festival stages over 100 public events, gathering together 150 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 16,000 festival goers and more than 4,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.

For the past 15 years the festival has enriched the culture of Auckland and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of guest authors but also by the enthusiasm and engagement of the audience and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as the setting.

The Festival brings the very best local and international writers of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, scientists, economists, poets, journalists and public intellectuals together with audiences to explore ideas, share stories and experience brilliant conversations. The festival celebrates curiosity and a sense of intellectual adventure and the programme is driven by the desire to spark ideas, to get us talking and to give us a time and place to engage with the world.

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