Word Cafe Raglan 2013

Book on a Beach

Word Cafe 10-11 May 2013 Raglan Readers and Writers Festival

Book on a Beach
Reading on a Beach

“An exploration of words, ideas, imagination and fun, set against the backdrop of one of New Zealand’s most dramatic west coast towns”, in their own words.

My own favourite wordsmith, Antonio Te Maioha will be performing at the Word Cafe Festival on the 11th. Find out more and book events on their website, .

If you want to weave this festival in with a New Zealand roadtrip book a campervan or car with us. We can take you to Raglan from Auckland and even give you a 10% discount if you recommend us a good book when you book!. Get in touch for a price and see you there!

Here’s the official press release if you want more detail:

“Love reading? Harbour a secret desire to write a bestseller but haven’t a clue where to start? Then make sure you head to Raglan’s very first readers and writers festival taking place 10-11 May.

Featuring a dynamic mix of workshops, talks and interactive sessions with both local and national writers, Word Café Raglan aims to showcase and inspire reading and writing in all its forms.

Guest speakers include bestselling author Deborah Challinor, travel writer and blogger Megan Singleton, Nourish Magazine editor Vicki Ravlich-Horan and Letters of Frank Sargeson author Sarah Shieff.

Raglan’s very own award-winning children’s authors Sarah Johnson and André Ngāpō will be running a session on writing for children, while local writer Tui Allen will be presenting an introductory workshop on the ever-expanding world of self-publishing.

For children, a free storytelling session takes place at Raglan Library on Saturday afternoon, followed by a story-writing workshop for teenagers with Merren Tait.

And don’t miss Saturday night’s double bill of entertainment, featuring Cambridge e-book writer turned HarperCollins US author Julie Thomas, and some spectacular live word wizardry from Antonio Te Maioha.

Word Café Raglan takes place 10-11 May at the Old School Arts Centre and other locations around Raglan. Tickets for workshop sessions and author talks cost $20 per person. If more than three sessions take your fancy, take advantage of our all-day ticket for $60. Children’s sessions and Saturday night’s entertainment are free of charge.

For further programme details and to book tickets, please head to our website: www.wordcaferaglan.co.nz. You can also buy tickets through the Old School Arts Centre on Stewart Street, 825 0023.”

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