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Event ian 5/6/2014

The Auckland Writers Festival 2014 promises to be every bit as exciting and thought-provoking as it has in previous years. May 14 kicks off five days of good times and great thinking as some of the world’s best minds come together. It all happens at Aotea Centre, The Edge.

Each year, as for the past 14 years, there will be over 100 public events with more than 10,000 festival-goers attending plus 150 of invited scribblers and thinkers. The cultural importance of this festival is evident from the calibre of the invited guest authors as well as the enthusiasm and participation of those attending. All areas of writing and ideas are embraced an featured – contemporary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, science and economics – it is a time to explore and celebrate creativity and intellectual adventure.

More details on the official website here and if you are visiting Auckland for the festival, Rydges Auckland can look after all your accommodation needs.

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Event ian 4/29/2013

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Aotea Centre

Wednesday, 15th May 2013 - Sunday, 19th May 2013

New Zealand’s largest literary and ideas festival presenting over 100 NZ and international writers in hour-long sessions and panel discussions.

One special guest is Kate Atkinson, one of the world’s most popular fiction writers. Her books include the literary hit Behind The Scenes At The Museum and the series of Jackson Brodie crime novels. Atkinson’s much anticipated new novel Life After Life will be released in April 2013.

Another special guest is Dr. Ben Goldacre, an epidemiologist and Guardian columnist known for the bestselling non-fiction book Bad Science which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and been translated into 25 languages. His latest work Bad Pharma takes aim at the distortion of science in the interests of the pharmaceuticals industry.

Atkinson and Goldacre are just two of more than 100 writers and thinkers who will lead discussions ranging across fiction, poetry, memoir, science, history, war reportage, biography, music and much more.

More info on session times etc here - http://www.writersfestival.co.nz/

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