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.
In Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a Sustainable Future, former Irish president, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and UN Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson presents a stirring call to arms, arguing that justice and equity must be at the heart of responses to the climate crisis if we are to succeed. For her work on climate change, Robinson travelled the world, meeting with farmers and activists in Asia, Africa, and the Americas – people whose livelihoods have been and are being destroyed by climate change but who are fighting back. “Her book inspires and guides us on what to do to protect humanity and our only world,” writes Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary General. She sets out her vision for the future in conversation with Finlay Macdonald.