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WRITERS FESTIVAL

 
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WRITERS FESTIVAL
by Bernadette Shaw - Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 3:49 PM
 



A group of English Scholarship students travelled up to Auckland to attend the annual writers festival from 11th - 12th May. Students were treated to talks and workshops by world-renowned writers including John Boyne, author of The Boy in Striped Pyjamas; Michael Grant, author of the Gone series; Slam poets Omar Musa and Maxine Beneba Clarke; and British philosopher Julian Baggini. Students also visited the George Grey Rare Books Collection and saw first editions of Jane Austen, William Blake and Dickens, Medieval Manuscripts, and Shakespeare's First Folio. In the evening the group attended a moving performance of To Kill A Mockingbird at The Civic Theatre.