Women of Influence

Women of Influence

Sep 27

New Zealand Herald columnist Lizzie Marvelly empowers young women to speak up and stand out. A feminist advocate, Lizzie’s award-winning…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Mental Health

Mental Health

Sep 29

Egan Bidois has worked over twenty years in the mental health sector in roles from a support worker to a national policy advisor sitting on…

Parlour Projects

Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

Sep 30

Kate de Goldi and Susan Paris will talk about a first for New Zealand’s young readers – Annual. This vibrant miscellany for 9 –12…

Havelock North Function Centre

Family Fiction

Family Fiction

Sep 30

Hidden secrets that fester until they burst out and threaten to destroy families are at the heart of wildly different new novels by Jenny…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Beauty Matters

Beauty Matters

Sep 30

David weaves storytelling performance, music and discussion around the importance of beauty - even his globally famous lights shine in…

Napier Century Theatre (MTG)

Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

Oct 1

Jenny Pattrick’s novels are beloved for their wrenchingly human interplays between characters, for their charm and compassion. Jenny…

Napier Century Theatre (MTG)

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Writing Historical Fiction

Writing Historical Fiction

Oct 1

JENNY PATTRICK WORKSHOP Jenny will share some of the useful research tools available in this workshop investigating the pleasures and…

Hastings City Art Gallery

It's a Kind of Magic

It's a Kind of Magic

Oct 1

Mega award winning writer Kate de Goldi‘s books are so intricately constructed, so beautifully voiced, they are beloved by adults and…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

We Need to Talk About P

We Need to Talk About P

Oct 2

The P we need to talk about is the white collar P, the blue collar P, the P in everyone’s backyard. We use violent words to talk about…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Diversity

Diversity

Oct 3

Photographer, film-maker and performance artist William Yang is a major figure in Australian art and celebrity society. He is the subject…

Parlour Projects

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The Magic Pen

The Magic Pen

Oct 4

DYLAN HORROCKS WORKSHOP When he’s not making comics, award winning graphic illustrator Dylan Horrocks travels internationally at the…

Hastings City Art Gallery

Beside Herself

Beside Herself

Oct 6

Award winning poet, musician and creative writing teacher Chris Price returns by popular request after enchanting a large crowd at the…

Arts Inc Heretaunga

From Ahuriri to China

From Ahuriri to China

Oct 7

From the sea trading smuggling to our own landscapes and place names, Deborah Challinor recreates worlds from our recent colonial…

Havelock North Function Centre

Lies, Fake Lies, and Alternative Facts

Lies, Fake Lies, and Alternative Facts

Oct 7

In a world where fake news and alternative facts are normalised, we coin terms like “post truth”. Nicky Hager and Matt Kidd discuss the…

Havelock North Function Centre

Big Fiction

Big Fiction

Oct 7

Catherine Chidgey and Stephen Daisley, winners of New Zealand’s new premier literary award, discuss the painfully imagined inner worlds…

Havelock North Function Centre

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A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

Oct 8

CATHERINE CHIDGEY WORKSHOP Using the senses to evoke setting is one of the most effective ways of engaging readers, but one that is…

Hastings City Art Gallery

Other People's Stories

Other People's Stories

Oct 8

Stephen Daisley is a novelist who is an ex-shearer and oil and gas worker; Deborah Challinor has a PhD in New Zealand History and is a…

Napier Century Theatre (MTG)

The Wish Child

The Wish Child

Oct 8

Right from when she exploded onto the scene with 'In a Fishbone Church', Catherine Chidgey has been visiting booklovers in the Bay. She is…

Napier Century Theatre (MTG)

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