Forensic science, murder, local history, disasters, dogs, plus a famous foodie (Annabel Langbein) and a national icon (Witi Ihimaera).
These were some of the themes and writers in our exciting 2020 line-up at the Hawke’s Bay Readers and Writers Festival held in October.
We were thrilled with the response to that Festival and are now in the process of planning more excitement and inviting another amazing group of literary stars to our 2021 Festival.
Here’s a peek of who is confirmed for this year:
Roger Hall | Tusiata Avia | Graham McTavish
as well as sessions about men's healing, edible gardens, LGBTQI+ and plenty more that’s current and fresh and you will want to put in your diary.
But that’s not all.
The Hawke’s Bay Readers and Writers Trust are committed to offering literary events to appeal to and support a wide range of interests in the Bay.
This year we have also planned/delivered:
- Completed a highly successful Dyslexia Information Evening (7pm, 19th March, Wardini Books, Napier) with the possibility of running a second one later in the year
- Mid Winter Murder - a night with writers of thrillers, crime and dirty deeds. (date TBC)
- A Progression of Poets for National Poetry Day (17th August, Hastings)
- As well as our FABULOUS FESTIVAL - the weekend of the 29th, 30th and 31st October 2021
As usual the Festival will include:
Up to 10 Public Events | Writers Workshops
Education sessions | Community outreach
We are a small and committed team and our goal is to keep events as affordable as possible because we believe that literature and writers should be accessible to everyone.
But bringing the ‘talent’ to Hawkes Bay is challenging,
This is where our Patrons, and hopefully YOU, come in.
$50 is a valuable contribution towards an event
it will get you Eternal Gratitude plus access to presale tickets
it will get you 2 VIP tickets to a show of your choice* plus access to presale tickets
$250 pays the
appearance fee for one writer
$400 pays the return airfare for one out-of-town writer
it will get you 4 VIP tickets to a show of your choice* plus access to presale tickets
$1,000 pays appearance fees and venue hire for one event
it will get you 6 VIP tickets to a show of your choice* plus access to presale tickets
For more information or to become a sponsor,
please contact us on:
Josephine (Patron contact) 027 247 0347
Louise (Chair) 021 183 8741