15-16 May 2013 at the Aotea Centre
CELEBRATING WRITING, BOOKS AND WRITING
The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival is delighted to once again present its much-anticipated Schools’ Programme, in the Aotea Centre in Auckland on Wednesday 15 May and Thursday 16 May 2013, designed to deliver two full days of education, inspiration and pleasure for New Zealand students.
The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival 2013 Schools Programme features inspirational writers from around the world in two jam-packed days of sessions and workshops tailored for intermediate and secondary school students. (Mature upper primary students are also welcome to attend the first two sessions on Day One.)
All sessions are 45 minutes long, including audience questions, and take place in the Aotea Centre in central Auckland. Books are available for purchase at the Festival Bookshop and writers will be available to sign books in the breaks.
Day attendance (entry to four sessions) is just $12 per student and must be booked through schools. More information can be found at the back of this programme.
INTERMEDIATE / LOWER SECONDARY DAY – YEARS 5-10*
WEDNESDAY 15 MAY, 9.45AM-2.45PM
Our intermediate/ lower secondary day features sessions with Oliver Phommavanh (also available to mature upper primary students), Jackie Kay (also available to mature upper primary students), Chris Slane & Matt Elliott, and Kate De Goldi; and workshops with Glenn Wood, Libba Bray, Kathryn Burnett and Oliver Phommavanh.
*While Wednesday’s programme is primarily aimed at intermediate and secondary school students, mature upper primary sessions are welcome to attend sessions with Oliver Phommavanh and Jackie Kay.
SECONDARY DAY – YEARS 9-13
THURSDAY 16 MAY, 9.30AM-2.45PM
Our secondary day features sessions with writers Kate De Goldi, Albert Wendt, Oliver Phommavanh, Patrick Ness, Lani Wendt Young, Libba Bray and Tama Waipara; and workshops with Chris Slane, Karen Healey, Jane Tolerton and Emma Martin.
Hour-long writing workshops will take place on Wednesday and Thursday for intermediate and secondary students (maximum 25 students per workshop unless otherwise specified, cost $15 per student). These workshops provide highly motivated students with a rare opportunity to learn from, and be inspired by, leading writers. First come, first served. Spaces fill quickly.
SCHOOLS TRANSPORT FUND
Schools are invited
to apply for a Schools Transport Fund grant towards travel costs. Please see the Schools Transport Fund Application Form
attached, or download from the festival website. The deadline for applications is Monday 11 March 2013.
$5 for Years 5-6 students to attend two sessions on Day One
$12 for Years 7-10 students to attend up to four sessions on Day One
$12 for Years 9-13 students to attend up to four sessions on Day Two
$15 per student for attendance per workshop.
Please take a few minutes to read through the full programme.
The Festival aims to enrich educational outcomes for students and we believe you will not want to miss this opportunity to celebrate reading and writing.
We look forward to hosting you at the Aotea Centre in May.
For more information:
If you would like us to post you a full brochure please email email@example.com and put "Schools Programme Please" in the subject line (making sure you supply your name, school, year/age of students, email, phone and physical address).
The brochure is also be available as a downloadable PDF (704KB)
The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival Schools Programme is now in its fourth year and has proven to be a keenly anticipated event for intermediate and secondary school students and teachers.
We are committed to educating and inspiring young readers and writers. This programme is a prime opportunity for students to connect with the people behind the books and to learn more about the craft of writing and develop their skills as readers. Writers are keen to interact with students and answer their questions.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the festival office on 09 376 8074 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.