Subversive Verse

Subversive Verse

Oct 18

Poetry has long been at the forefront of protest movements and counter-culture. This year we bring you 2 young poets with something to say…

Paisley Stage

Captured New Zealand Life

Captured New Zealand Life

Oct 19

Join the conversation between award-winning authors of New Zealand fiction: Dame Fiona Kidman and Kate Duignan. Discover how they tease out…

Victoria Spiegeltent

Busy Brains, Calm Lives

Busy Brains, Calm Lives

Oct 19

How did life become so complicated and when did it all become so stressful? Whether you’re a parent with an up-all-night baby, a teenager…

Victoria Spiegeltent

Crime Fiction Down Under

Crime Fiction Down Under

Oct 19

Jack Heath, Paul Cleave and J P Pomare Chair: Gareth Ward Crime fiction is one of the most popular genres of literature today. Australian…

Paisley Stage

They Are Us

They Are Us

Oct 20

Sir Tipene O’Regan, Damon Salesa and Scott Hamilton Chair: Chris Perley What does it mean to be a New Zealander living in Aotearoa…

MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Cook or Crook?

Cook or Crook?

Oct 20

Scott Hamilton and Graeme Lay Chair: Charles Ropitini With this year being the 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing, we bring two South…

MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Telling Tales with Pictures

Telling Tales with Pictures

Oct 20

Children and adults alike enjoy picture books. From simple fairy tales, to complex graphic novels, art can tell stories in ways limited…

Hastings City Art Gallery

Authors and Dragons

Authors and Dragons

Oct 20

The imaginative game of Dungeons and Dragons is seeing a massive resurgence in popularity across all walks of life. Join authors Jack Heath…

Hastings War Memorial Library

Mā te mātauranga, te iwi ka ora:

Mā te mātauranga, te iwi ka ora:

Oct 21

Projects from the Ngāi Tahu Archive: Entry by Koha. Sir Tipene O’Regan, Takerei Norton and Helen Brown. Understanding the past can be…

Hastings District Council Chamber

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