Cutting through the noise with new voices.

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Every September, since 1996, Going West Trust brings our nation's eminent and emerging writers and thinkers to west Auckland for a festival that leverages the power of words. Sharing ideas & storytelling, from the page or on stage, writers and readers come together every year in a unique and friendly setting.

In 2020 Going West celebrates 25 Years. Block Friday 11 September – Sunday 21 September out in your calendar and come along for something super special showcasing many great guests who make our friendly lit fest way out west the best.

Going West is proud to present curated recordings from the 2018 & 2017 Books and Writers weekends. Every single session of Going West since our very inception has been diligently recorded and beautifully archived with Auckland Libraries Te Kura Tawhiti Heritage and Research Collections.

Going West brings you the best NZ writers through the generosity of:

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Going West Festival proudly partners with:

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