Auckland Writers Festival

3 May - 26 Jul 2020

Visit Auckland Writers Festival website and discover their 2020 Winter Online Series.

Auckland Live is a proud partner of the Auckland Writers Festival, and we take pride in hosting thousands of lovers of books, ideas and thinkers in Aotea Centre every May and this year it's online. 

The Auckland Writers Festival offers audiences the opportunity to see and hear from the very best local and international writers of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, scientists, economists, poets, journalists, and public intellectuals. Audiences are enriched by innovative thinking, challenged by new ideas, and inspired to discover more about our world. 


Auckland Writers Festival cancellation

Auckland Writers Festival regrets to advise the cancellation of its May 2020 Festival, owing to the critical Covid-19 situation and the Government’s ban on mass public gatherings.
We’re immensely proud of the programme for our 20th Festival that was launched just last week.  We are extremely sad not to have the opportunity to deliver it to our writing and reading community, but the health and well-being of all must be our paramount concern at this difficult time.
Thank you for your ongoing support for the Festival and we look forward to working with you again in 2021.
All purchased tickets will be fully refunded via Ticketmaster, and we will be in touch with all stakeholders over the coming days to discuss our change of plans.  If customers have any queries regarding their booking, please contact Ticketmaster 0800 111 999.