Schools

THE AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL | WAITUHI O TĀMAKI
IS DELIGHTED TO DELIVER THE
2021 SCHOOLS PROGRAMME | HŌTAKA KURA

11 - 13 MAY 2021
AOTEA CENTRE, AUCKLAND

2021 SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

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OUR 2021 FEATURED WRITERS:

  • Master storyteller Bernard Beckett (NZ)
  • Singapore-born NZ author Weng Wai Chan (NZ)
  • Multi-award winning writer Catherine Chidgey (NZ)
  • Runaway success Chloe Gong (NZ) *
  • Poet, reviewer, anthologist and author Paula Green (NZ)
  • Novelist, playwright and poet Dominic Hoey (NZ)
  • Rising star playwright & slam poetry champ Nathan Joe (NZ)
  • Marae journalist and inspiring author Shilo Kino (NZ)
  • Graphic novelist & former Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh (NZ)
  • Celebrated Pasifika poet Karlo Mila (NZ)
  • Ground-breaking graphic novelist Toby Morris (NZ)
  • Award-winning poet and author Jesse O (NZ)
  • Memoir writer Lil O’Brien (NZ)
  • Author and documentary-maker Dan Salmon (NZ)
  • #1 New York Times best-selling author Brian Selznick (USA) *
  • Poet and musician Ruby Solly (NZ)
  • Best-selling writer and illustrator Matt Stanton (AUS) *
  • #1 New York Times best-selling author Angie Thomas (USA) *
  • Internationally-acclaimed serial author Jessica Townsend (AUS) *
  • Te Awhi Rito NZ Reading Ambassador

    * International writers will appear via livestream in venue


This year we are offering four-session programmes for Years 5-6 (11 or 12 or 13 May), Years 7-8 (11 May) and Years 9-13 (12 or 13 May).

We have now been made aware that Thursday 13 May is an Accord Teacher-Only Day for secondary schools in the Auckland region. If your school is able to attend on Thursday we would greatly appreciate you booking this day. If you are only able to attend on Wednesday, please book swiftly as this day is likely to sell out. To discuss arrangements please contact schools@writersfestival.co.nz or 09 309 8074

TICKETS AND BOOKING INFORMATION

Tickets must be booked through schools. Day attendance (four x 45 minute sessions) is just $12 per student; workshop places (one hour) are $15 per student; and teachers attend free.
Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis and the programme does sell out, so book as soon as possible.

TRANSPORT FUND

Funding to support travel costs is available to schools on application and assessed according to need. Transport Fund application form.

TEACHING RESOURCES

To assist schools to make the most of their Festival visit, and in partnership with the National Library, a set of Teaching Resources around key titles featuring in the programme have been devised.

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 Project, taking to 15 the total number of schools which have been supported to attend the programme.


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