THE FESTIVAL BRINGS THE WORLD TO AUCKLAND.

Every year the Auckland Writers Festival stages over 140 public events, gathering together 160 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 24,000 festival goers and up to 6,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.

For the past 16 years the Festival has enriched the culture of Auckland and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of their guest authors but also by the enthusiasm and engagement of our audience and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as our 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. We celebrate curiosity and a sense of intellectual adventure and our 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.

APRA AMCOS has been an Auckland Writers Festival supporter since 2009 - encouraging Songwriter Speaks sessions in both the main & School programmes.


Event Info

Date
15 May 2018 - 20 May 2018

Location
Aotea Centre, 11 Mayoral Drive, Auckland Central


Website
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Event Calendar

Jan

22

Entries for the 2018 NZ Children's Music Awards will open on Monday 22 January.

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Jan

26

You will find a wide range of folk music, from contemporary through bluegrass, Irish and traditional. Guest artists are invited from all over the world, with both local and international musicians offering workshops and participating in all night jam sessions.

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Feb

07

Entries for the 2018 NZ Country Music Awards will open on Wednesday 7 February.

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Feb

08

APRA AMCOS Boards Meet

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Feb

17

The musical showcase, now in its 17th year, will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 at Pipitea Marae in Wellington and is designed to celebrate the diversity of Māori music forms. The line-up includes Rob Ruha, Mihirangi, Grove Roots, and more.

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