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Arc and craft:  the art of short story - Workshop

Arc and craft: the art of short story - Workshop

Oct 19

Strong narrative arc, credible characters, compelling dialogue and shimmering syntax… award winning author Anna Mackenzie will share her…

Hastings City Art Gallery

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Finished a draft - what next?  Workshop

Finished a draft - what next? Workshop

Oct 19

‘Finished a manuscript? Well done… now let the real work begin!’ Anna Mackenzie offers editing tips and techniques that will help you…

Hastings City Art Gallery

2018 Readers & Writers - PASS

2018 Readers & Writers - PASS

Oct 20

Fancy coming to all 7 of the Readers and Writers discussions over the long weekend? Purchase a 2018 Pass here, instead of booking…

Multiple Venues - Readers & Writers Shows

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Finding my way home

Finding my way home

Oct 20

Helen Brown’s life was torn apart when her son Sam, aged nine, was run over and killed. Amazingly, a little black cat called Cleo would…

MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Between the lines

Between the lines

Oct 20

Family letters can hold a wealth of stories as well as clues to how the New Zealand we know today evolved. Among his elderly mother’s…

MTG Century Theatre, Napier

The shrieking sisterhood: women's voices in the past

The shrieking sisterhood: women's voices in the past

Oct 20

125 years since New Zealand women gained the priceless right to vote, we proudly present three of this country’s foremost historians to…

MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Backstage with Nick and Simon

Backstage with Nick and Simon

Oct 20

Nick Bollinger and Simon Sweetman have been there, done that and have many T-shirts. Nick is the author of the award winning Goneville, a…

The Cabana, Napier

Rebel girls - rewriting the genre fiction landscape

Rebel girls - rewriting the genre fiction landscape

Oct 21

Are male writers taken more seriously than female writers? It seems if it isn’t literary, women’s fiction can be all too easily…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Who do you think you are?

Who do you think you are?

Oct 21

How does the past affect the generations who follow? Helene Wong and Diana Wichtel examine this idea and more in their memoirs, Being…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

What's happening to our news?

What's happening to our news?

Oct 21

Can the people of Hawke’s Bay rely on their media? As more and more of our media outlets buckle to commercial pressures and competition…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Poemlines:  coming home

Poemlines: coming home

Oct 21

Poemlines run from Hawke’s Bay across mountain, river and sea to the Poets Laureate and their tokotoko. In October, they will lead the…

The Blyth Performing Arts Centre (Iona College)

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