PATRONS

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.



We’ve prepared some packages below we would like you to consider. If there is another option you’d like to discuss please let us know.

Of course in addition to the ‘perks’ described we will provide a donation receipt for tax purposes.
Thank you so much for considering patronage of the work of the Hawke’s Bay Readers and Writers Trust. Anything you give will make a world of difference to us.

We look forward to your response and seeing you at one of our events as well.
 

$50 is a valuable contribution towards an event 
it will get you Eternal Gratitude!




$200 pays for accommodation for one writer
it will get you 2 VIP tickets to a show of your choice* 

$250 pays the appearance fee for one writer
it will get you 2 VIP tickets to a show of your choice*

$400 pays the return airfare for one out-of-town writer
it will get you 4 VIP tickets to a show of your choice* 

$1,000 pays appearance fees and venue hire for one event
it will get you 6 VIP tickets to a show of your choice*
 

$2,500 pays for an entire event
it will get you a Readers Writers festival pass – 2 VIP tickets to every show* 

* These packages are for Hawke’s Bay Readers and Writers events only and do not apply to other events at the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival. 

Hawke’s Bay Readers and Writers Trust:  SBS Bank 03 1355 0856582 00 

 
For more information or to become a sponsor,
please contact us on:


Josephine (Patron contact) 027 247 0347
Louise (Chair) 021 183 8741
email: hbreadersandwriters@gmail.com