Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

An international literary festival based in Dunedin, a UNESCO City of Literature. 5-10 May 2015.
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Murder Most Foul;  Vanda Symon chairs a panel with Rogelio Guedea, Paddy Richardson and Liam McIlvanney who specialise in terror and suspense.

Murder Most Foul; Vanda Symon chairs a panel with Rogelio Guedea, Paddy Richardson and Liam McIlvanney who specialise in terror and suspense.

A Shock to the System; Join contemporary fiction writers Laurence Fearnley, Emily Perkins and Jackie Ballantyne with Fiona Farrell as Chair, for an hour of discussion about what drives them to want to write a novel.

A Shock to the System; Join contemporary fiction writers Laurence Fearnley, Emily Perkins and Jackie Ballantyne with Fiona Farrell as Chair, for an hour of discussion about what drives them to want to write a novel.

An Ancient Guide to Modern Life Sunday 10 May, Dunedin Centre. Sassy Brit, Natalie Haynes, author of An Ancient Guide to Modern Life.

An Ancient Guide to Modern Life Sunday 10 May, Dunedin Centre. Sassy Brit, Natalie Haynes, author of An Ancient Guide to Modern Life.

First Light Saturday 9 May, Regent Theatre, Octagon. Zia Haider Rahman is a British novelist of Bangladeshi origin. His striking debut novel In the Light of What We Know has received plaudits internationally.

Author Zia Haider Rahman discusses his writing style, influences and concept of identity.

Satirist With Good Sense Of Humour Seeks Kindness and Lies, Saturday 9 May, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Best-selling columnist and satirist Steve Braunias, winner of the 2013 New Zealand Book Award for Non-Fiction, and award-winning Dunedin lifestyle writer Lisa Scott, author of the recently released Kindness and Lies, team up to talk-up the art of the essay and the columnist’s skill.

Satirist With Good Sense Of Humour Seeks Kindness and Lies, Saturday 9 May, Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Best-selling columnist and satirist Steve Braunias, winner of the 2013 New Zealand Book Award for Non-Fiction, and award-winning Dunedin lifestyle writer Lisa Scott, author of the recently released Kindness and Lies, team up to talk-up the art of the essay and the columnist’s skill.

The Cook and Her Companion Saturday 9 May, Regent Theatre, Octagon. Calling all gardening and cooking enthusiasts! Stephanie Alexander and Lynda Hallinan wax lyrical about the good life with Life & Leisure editor, Kate Coughlan.

The Cook and Her Companion Saturday 9 May, Regent Theatre, Octagon. Calling all gardening and cooking enthusiasts! Stephanie Alexander and Lynda Hallinan wax lyrical about the good life with Life & Leisure editor, Kate Coughlan.

Fishy Business; Saturday 9 May. Join two literary seadogs for some swashbuckling tales.

Saturday 9 May. Join two literary seadogs for some swashbuckling tales.

Join University of Auckland’s Associate Sustainable Living; Professor of Psychology Dr Niki Harré in discussion with Dunedin’s Dr Maureen Howard about issues of sustainability, values and political activism.

Join University of Auckland’s Associate Sustainable Living; Professor of Psychology Dr Niki Harré in discussion with Dunedin’s Dr Maureen Howard about issues of sustainability, values and political activism.

H is for Hawk, I is for Inspire, J is for Join us! Welcoming Helen MacDonald.

H is for Hawk, I is for Inspire, J is for Join us! Welcoming Helen MacDonald.

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