With 150 writers and more than 120 events over five days in and around Auckland’s Aotea Centre, the Auckland Writers Festival offers something for anyone interested in books, stories and ideas. We've got three double passes to three different events—Adrian Kinnaird's 'From Earth's End', Peter Alsop's 'An entrepreneurial tale' and 'Michael Leunig: exploring the creative process'—to give away, so post a link to some good writing, we'll print it out, insert it into our prose-judging robot and give the tickets to those who offer up the best suggestions.
Other drawcards at the festival, which runs from 14-18 May, include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, Irvine Welsh, Eleanor Catton, Alexander McCall Smith, Lloyd Jones, Camilla Lackberg and a whole heap of others.
You can buy your tickets here or get a Festival ‘Take 10’ concession pass and save up to 40 percent on standard ticket prices.
"Use them yourself or become everyone’s new best friend and share the tickets with your friends or book club,” says marketing development manager Jennifer Duval-Smith.