If you are lucky enough to be in Auckland in May you have the chance to attend the the annual Auckland Writers and Readers Festival 2010. The festival held between 12 - 16 May 2010, now into its 11th year, brings together acclaimed writers and thousands of readers and thinkers for 5 days and 70 events.
The festival offers the chance to hear a smorgsbord of writers, commentators and thinkers share stories about subjects as diverse as art, politics, food, history, war, religion, the novel, rugby, poetry, economics, and science.
Writers featured in this year's international line-up are Elizabeth Gilbert, John Carey, and Thomas Keneally. Other guests include Rick Gekoski, Jill Dawson, Su Tong and Anthony Loewenstein.
List of International Guests
VENUES: Aotea Centre
With Special events held at St Matthew-in-the-City, Crowne Plaza Auckland, Soul Bar and Bistro, Monte Christo Room
TIME: 10am to 10pm daily 12-16 May 2010
Auckland Writing Writers and Readers Festival Website