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A Literary Celebration in New Zealand Made Better with an Electric Scooter

A Literary Celebration in New Zealand Made Better with an Electric Scooter

It’s the start of Auckland's Writers Festival, from May 16-21, 2023. This is an eagerly anticipated prominent event that brings together literary enthusiasts, authors, and thinkers from all around the world held in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. 

Annually taking place in May, this festival is week-long, offering an immersive experience for book lovers, aspiring writers, and those passionate about intellectual discourse. And it also sets the cultural agenda in Aotearoa, in a series of public events to inspire, entertain and challenge the status quo.

In fact, this year’s festival is bigger and brighter, marking the first time in over three years that international authors will return in an all-live programme on-stage in central Auckland. This celebration of books, authors and ideas will include ticketed and free events in the Aotea Centre and select venues across the city. Given the distances of venues, the best way to experience these events is with the Mearth RS long-range electric scooter. Don’t miss the chance to do your exploration in all these captivating literary atmospheres.


History and Evolution

The festival's history dates back to 1999 when it was known as the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. Since its inception, it has grown in stature, attracting world-renowned authors, poets, journalists, and intellectuals. The festival has evolved into a platform where participants proactively engage in captivating discussions, panels, readings, and performances that celebrate the written word. It’s a go-to event for all literary lovers.


Celebrating Literature

Auckland's Writers Festival serves as a hub for literary enthusiasts to connect with their favorite authors, discover new voices, and engage in stimulating conversations.


This year 2023, these are the events lined up:

  • THURSDAY, 18 May 2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre
  • FRIDAY, 19 May 2023 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: Waihorotiu Room, Level 4, Aotea Centre
  • SATURDAY, 20 May 2023 at 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
    Location: Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre
  • SAT, 20 May 2023 at 8:30 pm- 9:30 pm
    Location: Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre
  • BOOKER RIDE: ELEANOR CATTAN, BERNARDINE EVARISTO, SHEHAN KARUNATILAKA (The Oscars of the writing world, winning the Booker Prize)
  • SUN, 21 May 2023 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre


    And these are just a few! Because indeed, Auckland's Writers Festival features a diverse range of sessions, including author talks, panel discussions, workshops, and book launches. Attendees have the opportunity to delve into various literary genres, explore thought-provoking ideas, and gain insight into the creative process behind notable works.


    Whether you’re a writer or a bookworm, or even someone who just appreciates literary art, don’t miss out on these literary gems. 


    Exploring Auckland's Writers Festival on the Mearth RS long-range e-scooter:

    To fully immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Auckland's Writers Festival, the Mearth RS Long Range Electric Scooter is the perfect ride companion. Here's why:


    • ⚡️ Long-range Capability

    Wherever you’re coming from, you’ll make it on time with the Mearth RS e-scooter. This offers an impressive long-range feature because of its powerful battery at 36V/561.6WH that can travel a range of 60-65 km. This allows you to effortlessly navigate the festival's various venues with its extended range. You won’t need to worry about traveling from one session to another.


    • ⚡️ Efficient Speed

    The Mearth RS offers a comfortable and efficient speed at 25-40 km/hr, allowing you to seamlessly move through the city and arrive at your desired festival destinations in a timely manner. You can effortlessly maneuver through crowds and traffic, especially since e-scooters are compact, foldable and even portable for the able-bodied. The Mearth RS is 23 kg in weight. All in all, its compact size also means you can easily find parking spaces, making your festival experience hassle-free. Plus it can carry up to 100 kg, so there’s nothing to worry about.


    • ⚡️ Eco-Friendly Option

    The Mearth RS is an eco-conscious choice, contributing to a sustainable festival experience. With almost zero emissions, you can explore Auckland's Writers Festival while reducing your carbon footprint, saving the world and aligning with New Zealand’s commitment to environmental consciousness.


    • ⚡️ Strong and Robust

    The Mearth RS is designed to be strong and robust, with industry-standard brakes and 10” pneumatic wheels, ensuring you can travel safely. It also has a 25° - 30° climbing angle, allowing you to climb uphill with no trouble.


    • ⚡️ Comfortable Riding Experience

    The Mearth RS provides a smooth and comfortable riding experience, with features such as shock absorption and adjustable handlebars. This ensures that even during long days of exploring the festival, you can ride with ease and comfort, allowing you to focus on immersing yourself in the literary magic.


    Auckland's Writers Festival is a literary extravaganza that celebrates the power of words and ideas. It is also a literary celebration that ignites the imagination and fuels intellectual curiosity. With its rich history and captivating sessions, the festival offers a platform for intellectual engagement and creative inspiration. To fully embrace the festival's offerings, the Mearth RS long-range electric scooter is the ideal companion. Go on and navigate effortlessly between sessions and embrace the literary magic that unfolds before you.