Auckland Writers Festival

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 their audience and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as their 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. They celebrate curiosity and a sense of intellectual adventure and their 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.

More on their website: http://www.writersfestival.co.nz/