Wednesday, March 3, 2010

NZ Post Writers and Readers Week 2010

The New Zealand Post Writers and Readers Week will take place in Wellington over 6 days from 9 March to 13 March 2010. The writing festival features a smorgsbord of international and New Zealand writing. Three times Man Booker Prize nominee Sarah Waters and author of The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger are some of the big names likely to attract large crowds. The local talent line-up includes Bill Manhire, Briar Grace-Smith and Emily Perkins among others. Be it fiction, poetry, biography, memoir, drama you will find the best of contempory writing at this year's festival.

In all some 30 local and international writers will share their ideas, debate contemporary issues and read from their work during festival week. Guest writers include: Neil Gaiman, Sarah Waters, Simon Schama, Richard Dawkins, Geoff Dyer, Geoff Cochrane, Kevin Connolly, Charlotte Grimshaw , Ilija Trojanow, Kate Camp, Glyn Maxwell, Judith Binney, Gil Adamson, Susanna Moore, Briar Grace-Smith, Joan London, Emily Perkins, Charlotte Grimshaw, Neil Cross, Audrey Niffenegger, Peter Singer, Daniel Kehlmann, Kamila Shamsie, Chloe Hooper, Bill Manhire, Lisa Moore, James Belich, Margo Lanagan, Philip Hoare, Rod Oram, Derek Johns, Ian Wedde, Sam Elworthy, Laurie Chittenden, Michael Heyward, Fariba Hachtroudi, Anna Taylor.

When: 9-14 March 9.30am-7pm
Where: Embassy Theatre & Wellington Town Hall
Concession Tickets Available: Book at Ticketek

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