New Zealand Young Writers Festival.
Property Partner: Haranda Investments
23 Princes St.
Reaching new audiences and finding new ways of bringing people together this year's New Zealand Young Writers Festival takes over a vacant space as part of its exciting innovative programme.
"Sex, dairy farming and feminism are among the unlikely bedfellows at this year’s New Zealand Young Writers Festival, 15 free events delivering some of the country’s finest young wordsmiths to Dunedin. The line-up includes Lizzie Marvelly (2017 Canon Awards: Columnist of the Year; Blog Site of the Year for The Villainesse); Chris Tse (2016 Ockham Award Winner); New Zealand’s first Snapchat comedy star Tom Sainsbury; dairying dystopic Rhydian Thomas; and a two-day arts writing workshop with Lana Lopesi and Rosabel Tan from Pantograph Punch.
Continuing a proud theme of collaboration within the event, this year features contributions from the Blue Oyster Art Project Space and Pantograph Punch; the New Zealand Book Council; Aotearotica; and the Dunedin High Schools’ Poetry Slam.
Across the weekend, young writers and the people who love them (their work) will have the opportunity to bond over performances, readings, panel discussions, workshops and a pub quiz.
The programme is presented with the support of Phantom Billstickers.