Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki


Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland City Centre

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Tuesday 23 August 2022
Wednesday 24 August 2022
Thursday 25 August 2022
Friday 26 August 2022
Saturday 27 August 2022
Sunday 28 August 2022
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Combination of free and ticketed events

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Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki

Six days of good times and great ideas with the world's best writers and thinkers.

Auckland Writers Festival is renowned for bringing together the very best local and international writers and thinkers in a week-long celebration of books and ideas.

Now in its 23rd year, the festival will be held in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) between 23 and 28 August 2022, and promises another rich and electrifying mix of authors across fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as public performances and theatre.

This year’s line-up boasts over 200 writers and thinkers, including globally-feted Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, multi-million-copy bestselling author turned television dynamo Liane Moriarty, British philosopher A.C Grayling, Golden Globe winning actor and novelist David Duchovny, and Oscar-winning Director Jane Campion.

The programme also includes scientists, comedians, artists and public intellectuals, with events that include conversation, reading, debate, and performance, as well as school, family and free events, ranging fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, theatre, culture, art and more.

The 2022 festival will present over 160 unmissable public events (both free and ticketed) this year.

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