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Don't forget, videos and podcasts of #awf17 and previous years are available on our website. The lovely Ivan Coyote's session is a great place to start! Our Look, Listen & Learn channel is proudly powered by @sparknz
Relive the magic of #awf17 Festival Gala Night. Podcast and video both available on our website now! Our Look, Listen & Learn channel is proudly powered by @sparknz
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#repost @dena2nz #awf17 ・・・
@_tejucole queue 📸 #soldout
Can't get enough of the Auckland Writers Festival!
#aklwritersfestival #awf2017 #auckland #aotearoa #newzealand #immigrantlife #nerdingout
#repost @northandsouthmag (m#aw17 ・・・
New York Times photography critic and award-winning novelist and essayist Teju Cole fresh after an #awf17 tour of his twelve favourite photographers. North & South art director Jenny Nicholls learned a thing or two, and took ...
#repost @auckland_libs #aw17 ・・・
And so the sun sets on another Auckland Writers Festival.
What a weekend to savour! So many inspiring, generous and thoughtful writers who have given us fresh impetus and knowledge to view the world.
Congrats to ...
#repost @aucklandforkids.co.nz ・・・
Enjoying the Family Day at Auckland Writers Festival... especially listening to how Lauren Child illustrates and writes her books. I can see lots of collage pictures being made at home this evening by the kids.
#aucklandwritersfestival #awf2017 ...
#repost @fi_ryan90 #awf17 ・・・
So stoked to have caught @rupikaur_ at the @aklwritersfest performing pieces from #milkandhoney and new works
#repost @auckland_libs ・・・
There are 8 million stories in the naked city. And at the Auckland Writers Festival they are all love stories!
Today we particularly loved AN Wilson, @_tejucole, @roxanegay74, Michèle A'Court, and Mpho Tutu Van Furth.
How about ...
Great start to #awf17 Family Day
Great start to #awf17 Family Day
Great start to #awf17 Family Day
Witches and Wizards of Auckland Writers Festival #harrypotter
It's Hogwarts here at the festival today! #harrypotter
#repost @alittleink #awf17
Spoken word shining down on me tonight! Cannot wait!!! @aklwritersfest
Important Family Day preparations at #awf17!
#repost @aucklandlive
Festival Director Anne O'Brien and Marketing & Development Manager, Tessa Yeoman kicked off a great gala for @aklwritersfest 💁. The lineup continues today and all weekend, including a selection of free events. Just remember to show up early ...
#repost @_tejucole #aw17
@aklwritersfest & @aucklandlive Gala Night outfits "wild". #walkonhigh
STEVEN TOUSSAINT #eightthirty #walkonhigh

DEGREES

At home with contingency
breeze arrives like a first
principle. Autumn.

Red leaves welcomed, one
by one, into the yawning
corridor. A season’s calm
demolitions, diminishing
returns,
imaginary saturations
of foliage on the threshold.
JONOTHAN CULLINANE #eightthirty #walkonhigh
An extract
“(W)hat is then interesting is to find, in that continuity, the less-obvious: the signs, the markings, the assemblages, the things hiding in plain sight in each cityscape”. Last month I saw a homeless guy ...
ROSABEL TAN #eightthirty #walkonhigh

An extract

Not regret but something like it
My grandmother was a born-again Christian. She had a small room in her house devoted entirely to prayer, and whenever I stayed with her we’d spend hours in ...
IAN WEDDE #eightthirty #walkonhigh

An extract from Mr Simple in High Street

Hi. I’m Simple. Mr Simple. I like simple.
I like the word ‘and’. It’s simple. One AND one is two. Simple. You AND me. Simple. The two of ...
SARAH LAING #eightthirty #walkonhigh

An extract

They’ve found it – the entrance to the Auckland that lies beneath. They were meant to be laying fibreoptic cables, but the digger slipped, dug too deep, broke through the membrane that divides our ...
DOUG POOLE #eightthirty #walkonhigh
An extract from:
8:30
am
i
some people walk in one direction
young woman on a cellphone
four bags beneath a bench seat
bustop 7053 - the strand arcade
plastic bag contains a plastic bottle
pigeons ...
LOUISE TU’U #eightthirty #walkonhigh

An extract “I think we should have done this before.” No answer. “You haven’t paid three weeks rent.” Again, no answer. “Fucking stop following me Ivan!”
Heavy breathing and the clip clopping of heels.
The area ...
ANTHONY BYRT #eightthirty #walkonhigh

He was a green Hunter Thompson, all swagger and thrust and skinny legs, his double-teapot arms defiant against the glowing instruction he couldn’t see behind him. He didn’t look like a big moisturiser to me. But ...
TEJU COLE #eightthirty #walkonhigh

An extract from

AUCKLAND, MAY 18 2017, 8.30 PM
You go to a place far away from home and make a picture of it. Are you trying to capture something typical and therefore recognizable of the ...
LANA LOPESI #eightthirty #walkonhigh
Hidden spaces filled with hidden people, hidden labour and literal labour at that. It was real different this time round. Last time I had a vendetta or something, I wanted to prove that I could do ...

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