Writers festival offering top-notch authors

The Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival, from May 9 to 12, is here to perk up your autumn with four days of terrific talk across 36 events, with a cast of more than 60 participants. A bright New Zealand contingent will be joined by eight international guests: bestselling Irish novelist John Boyne; UK hip-hop artist and author Akala; charisma-blessed English writer/performer Rebecca Vaughan; two talented picture book author-illustrators on loan from France, Eric Veillé and Clotilde Perrin; and three of Australia’s brightest minds, novelist Markus Zusak, feminist author Clementine Ford and Australian Children’s Laureate Morris Gleitzman.

Together they’ll serve up some top-shelf fiction and a peppy range of non-fiction topics – everything from villains, grannies, fake news, race, class, feminism, distraction, boydom, the Dunedin Sound, hip-hop, Shakespeare, poetry, murder, off-grid living and te reo Māori, to misbehaving costumes, gender bending, Scarfie flats, mental health, masculinity, humour, comics, crime, the writing process, history’s scent, motherhood and even Captain Cook’s one-handed cook.

Take your pick from in-depth conversations, panel discussions, illustrated talks, kids’ events, workshops and performance. There’s even a train ride in there somewhere, too. So, grab a friend – or several – and make haste to the ticket counter. And if you’re feeling a bit skint, we have a cluster of great free events on offer, too.

Programme and ticket details
The Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival programme can be viewed in full at http://www.dunedinwritersfestival.co.nz
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/season/1689 or at the Regent Theatre box office.
To view the proramme click here.
 

Australian author Markus Zusak (The Book Thief) will discuss his latest novel, Bridge of Clay,...
Australian author Markus Zusak (The Book Thief) will discuss his latest novel, Bridge of Clay, with journalist Charlotte Graham-McLay on Saturday, May 11 at 8.30pm. Photo: Hugh Stewart
Award-winning hip-hop artist, social entrepreneur and writer Akala will talk with author Paula...
Award-winning hip-hop artist, social entrepreneur and writer Akala will talk with author Paula Morris about his bestselling debut Natives, a searing, modern polemic on race and class in the British Empire. Photo: Paul Husband

 

Irish author John Boyne (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) will discuss his latest novel, A Ladder...
Irish author John Boyne (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) will discuss his latest novel, A Ladder to the Sky, with author Majella Cullinane on Saturday, May 11 at 7pm. Photo: Supplied
Australian feminist Clementine Ford will appear in four sessions at the Dunedin Writers & Readers...
Australian feminist Clementine Ford will appear in four sessions at the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival, including one on her latest book, Boys Will be Boys on Saturday, May 11. Photo: Supplied
Billed as “the female Bear Grylls”, Dutch-born Miriam Lancewood will discuss living off-grid in...
Billed as “the female Bear Grylls”, Dutch-born Miriam Lancewood will discuss living off-grid in the New Zealand bush in Woman in the Wilderness, on Sunday, May 12. Photo: Supplied

 

For more information visit our website: http://www.dunedinwritersfestival.co.nz/

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