Auckland Writers’ Read-In

Many of you will be aware of the Writers’ Read-In scheduled for this Friday 26 March to raise funds for the NZ Government Christchurch Earthquake appeal. This is a joint effort by the NZ Society of Authors and Auckland Libraries (all of the libraries in the Auckland region).  What you might not be aware of is that 26 southern writers will be helping with the readings.  As such, we would love as a many of you as possible in the audience and to support us.

Here’s who is in what libraries (in our neck of the woods):

Waiuku at 1pm: Joyce Irving, Debbie Newman, Charmaine Poutney, Colin Peel, Peter Blakeborough

Pukekohe at 1pm: Evelyn Scanlon, Linda Dawley, Jewel Dell, Janet Pates, Peter Blakeborough, Michael Botur

Papakura (the Sir Edmund Hillary Library) at 6pm: Peter Dawley, Althea Barr, Bev Jones, June Daly and myself (Jocelyn Watkin)

Highland Park at 6pm: Barry Southon, David Howard, Grant Stone, Ngaire Vakaruru

Papatoetoe at 6pm: Pauline Young, Maris O’Rourke and (TBC) Suzanne Laidlaw

Pakuranga at 6pm:  Dawn Grant, Robert Sullivan, John Adams and K-T Harrison

Entry to the events above is by gold coin donation and there’ll be opportunities at some of the libraries to buy the writers’ books.  Please bring your families, your friends, your applause (and your wallets) to support a very worthy cause. Please also send this notice out to your networks.  A big thank you.

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