CALL ON O’CONNELL
After the runaway success of last year’s Walk on High, the Festival scoots around the corner to Call on O’Connell (Street) for 90 minutes of literary mayhem orchestrated by more than 30 writers and performers: there’s restyled news delivered from barbershop stools; under the table tales from the Wine Chamber; racy readings with chocolate, past writers remembered, and reports from abroad besides. Join Pip Adam, Jackie Ashenden, Penny Ashton, Morgan Bach, Fergus Barrowman, Airini Beautrais, Anton Blank, Karina Bliss, Sasha Borissenko, Greg Bruce, Nancy Brunning, Anthony Byrt, Madeleine Chapman, Jimmy D, Allan Drew, Brannavan Gnanalingam, Charlotte Grimshaw, Kirsty Gunn, Sebastian Hampson, Jeremy Hansen, Thalia Henry, Elizabeth Heritage, Annaleese Jochems, Stephanie Johnson, Lloyd Jones, Anne Kennedy, Karlo Mila, Carl Nixon, Michael Parmenter, Vivienne Plumb, Jessie Puru, Catherine Robertson, Marie Shannon, John Sinclair, David Slack, Sharlene Teo, Wendy Vella, Karen Walker and Briar Wood for a spirited evening’s entertainment. A full schedule and event descriptions are available at: http://www.writersfestival.co.nz/call-on-o-connell/.
Supported by Auckland Council and Heart of the City.