Take a day off for your mind

Do something for yourself and take Friday 11 March off work. Come with an open mind, leave with a buzzing brain. Be inspired by top international writers and speakers talking on a range of topics. Grab yourself this new one-day pass. 

Up your Arts with a multi-pass

All passes give you a place at the front of the queue with the full Writers Week programme delivered to your letterbox or inbox and a preferential booking period from 29 January until 4 February. Full booking details can be found on our Writers Week Booking Information page.

Bookmark Pass

The ultimate pass offering 15 tickets to Writers Week sessions at the Embassy and Bats theatres, with 36 events to choose between. Or use your pass for multiple tickets to each event, so you can share the experience with someone else.
Buy a Bookmark Pass

Take Five Pass

A great little deal offering five tickets to Writers Week sessions at the Embassy and BATS theatres.
Buy a Take Five Pass

Friday Off Work Pass

A whole day to free your mind. Pass includes six sessions at the Embassy and BATS theatres, plus a free coffee and a packed lunch.
Buy a Friday Off Work Pass

A message from The Lion Foundation

The New Zealand Festival has become an integral part of the Wellington community and we at The Lion Foundation are extremely proud to once again play our small part.

We live in a diverse and eclectic country where music, literature and the other arts help us celebrate what it means to be uniquely Kiwi.
On behalf of The Lion Foundation Team and our local Wellington venue operators, I hope everyone enjoys the 2016 Festival and in particular Writers Week.

Murray Reade

CEO, The Lion Foundation

A message from Victoria University of Wellington

Writers Week is a place of conversation, discovery and illumination. A single live reading by a writer can make you a lifelong fan. An idea floated into the audience from the stage or from the audience to the stage can change your thinking.

Victoria University of Wellington is proud to support the New Zealand Festival and Writers Week once again in 2016.

We are also delighted that our own talented staff, students and graduates are involved in contributing to this year’s fantastic line-up of events.

Damien Wilkins

Director, International Institute of Modern Letters

Writers Week's other supporters

Writers on the Road supported by
NZ Community Trust
Official Bookseller
Unity Books

With additional support from

Arts Access Aotearoa, Booksellers New Zealand, British High Commission, City Gallery Wellington, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, The Golden Dawn,  Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Trust, New Zealand Society of Authors, Genetics Otago,  Richard Pointon Rugs, Tautai Pacific Arts Trust, Weta Digital, WORD Christchurch and Crucial Colour.