Schools

2022 Schools Programme

23 - 25 AUGUST, AOTEA CENTRE
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN


2022 DATES

Years 5&6: Tuesday 23 / Wednesday 24 / Thursday 25 August
Years 7&8: Wednesday 24 August
Years 9-13: Tuesday 23 / Thursday 25 August

Download Full Programme pdf

THIS YEAR'S FEATURED WRITERS:

International award-winning poet & novelist Kwame Alexander (USA) LV*
Arts Foundation Laureate and fiction writer Kate De Goldi (NZ)
Quantum physicist and sci-fi YA novelist Femi Fadugba (UK/Nigeria) LV*
Award-winning creative non-fiction writer Maria Gill (NZ)
Cairo-born poet, journalist and non-fiction writer Mohamed Hassan (Egypt/NZ)
Award-winning poet and academic Anna Jackson (NZ)
Junior storyteller and YA novelist Anne Kayes (NZ)
Korean-Kiwi fantasy writer Graci Kim (NZ)
Playwright, poet and story-writer Renee Liang (NZ)
Emmy Award winning screenwriter Shoshana McCallum (NZ)
Novelist and poet Amy McDaid (NZ)
Ockham Book Awards longlisted novelist Kirsten McDougall (NZ)
Celebrated short story writer Owen Marshall (NZ)
Author of children’s laughter Tom E Moffatt (NZ)
Inspirational author and television host Stacey Morrison (NZ)
Science fiction, fantasy & horror writer Lee Murray (NZ)
ONZM and award winning playwright Victor Rodger (NZ)
Supreme Book Award winner TK Roxborogh (NZ)
Spoken word champion Eric Soakai (NZ)
Internationally best-selling children’s author Tui T Sutherland (USA) LV*
YA author and magician Gareth Ward (NZ)
Novelist and broadcasting journalist Sonya Wilson (NZ)

* LV: International writers will appear via livestream in venue



BOOKINGS NOW OPEN
Book early to ensure seats


Downloadable Booking Forms

Upper Primary Booking Form (Years 5-6)
Tuesday 23 August
Wednesday 24 August
Thursday 25 August

Intermediate Booking Form (Years 7-8)
Wednesday 24 August

Secondary Booking Form (Years 9-13)
Tuesday 23 August
Thursday 25 August

Transport subsidies offered - apply when booking.
Transport Fund Application: online form
Transport Fund Application: download/print
Applications close Friday 20 May.

AWF Covid-19 Protection Framework Information


2022 National Library-produced Teaching Resources are now available online.

Barfoot & Thompson 2022 Young Authors Challenge opens for Term Two.


WRITING THE FUTURE PROJECT
The Festival also continues our investment in youth education and literacy programmes with the addition of three new schools in our Writing the Future creative writing programme, taking to 18 the total number of schools which have had the opportunity to participate. Involvement in this project is by invitation.



Our Schools Programme is proudly supported by

Freemasons Foundation


Creative NZ
Potter Masonic Trust

Auckland Council

US Embassy
Foundation North


Josephine & Ross Green


YOUNG AUTHORS CHALLENGE
Barfoot & Thompson