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Wordy Day Out


Sat 14 May 2011, 10:00am–3:30pm

Where: University of Auckland School of Business, 12 Grafton Rd, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Standard: $30.00
  • Student: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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So Auckland has The Big Day Out and The Girls’ Day Out - we thought it was high time the city had a Wordy Day Out. What is it? A fun day featuring some of the best, brightest and liveliest authors around – all of whom happen to be labelled YA authors. While there’s a lot of talk about what that means exactly, to us it stands for damn fine writing by interesting people, and books you can rely on for a riveting read. Carnegie Medal winner Meg Rosoff said it for us in a 2009 review: “I'd like to go out on a limb here, and say that nothing in the world of adult [summer] reading can compare with the revolutionary content of a novel you are likely to find in the young adult section of your local bookshop.” Precisely. If you like fantasy, horror, adventure, thrillers, Gothic and sci-fi, whether you’re 12, 21 or over 30, the Wordy Day Out is for you.

Come with friends, or come on your own and meet fellow fans, buy or bring your books and get them signed, meet your favourite YA writers and discover some new ones...

Authors who will be featuring at the Wordy Day Out include Cassandra Clare, Garth Nix, Sean Williams, Meg Rosoff, Margo Lanagan, Karen Healey, David Hair, Bernard Beckett, Paula Morris, Brian Faulkner and Mandy Hager.

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