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WRITERS FESTIVAL

 
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WRITERS FESTIVAL
by Bernadette Shaw - Thursday, 21 May 2015, 10:35 AM
 

From the 15th - 17th May, Burnside High School Scholarship English students travelled up to Auckland to attend the annual Writer's Festival. Students were treated to a variety of interviews, discussions, plays and readings by world-famous writers. Highlights included seeing literary giant Haruki Murakami, hearing poems by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, meeting the charming Anthony Horowitz, watching a poetry slam competition, and visiting the Special Collections at Auckland Library to view 14th Century Medieval Manuscripts and first editions of Jane Austen, William Blake, and Shakespeare's First Folio! Students met a plethora of other novelists, poets, playwrights, screenwriters and actors and left feeling inspired and laden down with signed books!