Writers at large, writers let loose – literature takes to the dens and alleys of Auckland’s Lorne Street and surrounds in our third Friday night fiesta. There’ll be a specially commissioned short detective story from the Scotsman Liam McIlvanney read at the Central Library basement by ultraviolet torchlight; high-spirited writing exercises at the Academy Cinema; inspired writing at Gow Langsford art gallery; fun-and-games storytelling and typography at DesignWorks; and letters to James K. Baxter in the St James Theatre Lobby. Plus Friday Poem readings, and short poems with sweet cookies from The Receptionist coffee kiosk – all presented by an array of the writing great and good. Join Michele A'Court, Aroha Awarau, Gina Cole, Elaine Castillo, Avi Duckor-Jones, Emma Espiner, Steff Green, Kirsty Gunn, Karyn Hay, Chessie Henry, Dominic Hoey, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Chloe Honum, Nathan Joe, Stephanie Johnson, Kelly Joseph, Simone Kaho, Ahi Karunaharan, Erik Kennedy, Renee Liang, Lana Lopesi, Nic Low, Vana Manasiadis, Liam McIlvanney, Courtney Sina Meredith, Karlo Mila, Tze Ming Mok, Emma Neale, Bob Orr, Ruby Porter, Tess Redgrave, Isa Pearl Ritchie, Victor Rodger, Nick Sheppard, Carl Shuker, Damian Skinner, Michael Steven, Tayi Tibble, Jamie Trower, Ian Wedde, Lisa Williams, Annabel Wilson, and Ashleigh Young for the perfect Friday night indulgence, at entirely no charge. A full schedule and event descriptions is available here: http://www.writersfestival.co.nz/literally-lorne/
Supported by Auckland Council & Heart of the City.