Writers are artists who create worlds with words drawn from their experiences and imaginations. They pull us through time and space, hold up revealing mirrors, refigure the way we live and question the DNA of our every day.
For the 2020 New Zealand Festival of the Arts, the Writers programme has been extended over three invigorating weeks to present even more extraordinary voices that will take us on journeys to Zambia, Chernobyl, America, Antarctica and back to talk sex, science, gender politics and Aotearoa. We ride into love, hug trees, peer at the future, question who we are, confront inequality and discover what keeps us awake at night.
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Young Minds Take the Library
Bring the whānau to the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa for a Writers festival for children and young adults. See author interviews led by young readers, listen to stories read aloud to live improvised music, let a teenager lead you through the Pūkana: Moments in Māori Performance exhibition, write secret notes to leave in library books, take part in workshops and make your own mini book. Authors include international guest Scarlett Thomas (WorldQuake), Sacha Cotter and Josh Morgan (The Bomb), Whiti Hereaka (Legacy), Vincent O’Malley (The New Zealand Wars: Nga Pakanga O Aotearoa) and more.
Saturday 14 March 10am, FREE at the National Library