6:00PM Thursday, 7 May, 2015 NZST  at  Regent Theatre, Dunedin
FESTIVAL FOREWORD presented by Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

Celebrate with us as we officially open the second Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival. Join writers and invited guests as we kick off a stunning weekend combining prose, poetry, and performance. Special festival guest, Witi Ihimaera, will deliver the 2015 New Zealand Book Council address alongside enigmatic and entertaining Book Council chairperson, Peter Biggs. Forty years on from being the 1975 Robert Burns Fellow, Ihimaera will give a freewheeling and spirited address on where New Zealand literature has come from, where it is today and where it appears to be heading.

Generously supported by the New Zealand Book Council.