(Other University events)
12 May 2012
10am - 4pm
Venue: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, Owen G Glenn Building, The University of Auckland Business School, 12 Grafton Road
The University of Auckland is delighted to be associated with the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival and for the second year has devised an amazing programme on our very own City Campus. But this is just a sample of this amazing literary event, so make sure you check the full programme on www.writersfestival.co.nz/Programme
Special discount: $10 per session for University of Auckland students and staff (promo code: writersoncampus) Book your tickets today! www.buytickets.co.nz
Writers on Campus:
The Afghan War
Michael Hasting has withdrawn from the Festival, however the session is still going ahead. All ticket holders with individually purchased tickets for sessions in which Hastings was to appear will have the option of exchanging their tickets or claiming a refund from The EDGE box office, in person or by telephone on 09 357 3355. Ticket holders who have selected tickets for Hastings’ sessions with a concession pass will be able to switch that ticket to another session via The Edge box office.
In the shadow of history
Three of the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival’s international fiction stars discuss setting their fictional stories in the shadow of real, sometimes overwhelming, historical events. Mal Peet (Life: An Unexploded Diagram), Sebastian Barry (On Canaan’s Side) and Jesmyn Ward (Salvage The Bones) have all used significant major events- the Cuban missile crisis, the wars of the 20th century and Hurricane Katrina respectively - as the backdrop to their heartfelt and carefully crafted stories of love and family. Paula Morris talks with them about history as character in their recent fiction.
Great poets, extraordinary words
Enjoy an hour of spoken word performance with seven amazing artists: Tony award-winning Def Jam artist Lemon Andersen and Australian Poetry Slam Champion Luka Lesson alongside South Auckland Poets Collective performers Zane Scarborough and Grace Taylor (who also acts as MC), Pacific performance poet Daren Kamali, Rising Voices 2011 champion Sali and rounded out with the winner of Campus Life’s 2012 Poetry Slam competition held on 11 May. Powerful and provocative, this session will entertain and inspire like no other.
Tweeting the revolution
In 2010 Malcolm Gladwell wrote The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted for The New Yorker. Eighteen months on, events in the Middle East potentially challenge the thesis while discussions continue on the relationship between social media and the Occupy movement. Former Guardian journalist and current NZ Listener columnist Toby Manhire has just edited Arab Spring: Rebellion, Revolution and a New World Order, a collection of written pieces tracking the dramatic developments in the Middle East. He joins social media author Vaughn Davis to explore the intersection of political movements and social media in a period of rapid change and immediate communications, with digital pioneer Russell Brown.