Three award-winning international authors at the Tauranga Arts Festival

An exciting line-up for the Literary Programme for this year’s Tauranga Arts Festival includes three award-winning international authors making their only New Zealand appearances at the festival. Christina Lamb OBE has been covering Afghanistan for British newspapers for more than 25 years. Following on from her best-selling 2002 book, The Sewing Circles of Heart, Lamb […]

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Auckland Writers Festival 2015 programme is released

The programme for the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival is out now! And what an amazing line up it is. David Walliams, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, Anna Smaill, Phillip Mann, Philip Temple, Tim Winton, Bernard Beckett, Laurence Fearnley, Stephanie Johnson, Steve Braunias… and that’s ONLY THE BEGINNING. Start saving your pennies book lovers!

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WORD Christchurch Festival sounds amazing!

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So the new WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival sounds like it’s going to be AMAZING. Kristin Hersh! Ruth Reichl! NoViolet Bulawayo! I’d definitely suggest you get along! Check out today’s media release: New Look Festival Returns Bigger Than Ever to Brighten Up Christchurch’s Inner City The WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival today launches its most […]

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It’s important to support minority interests… like rugby

Yet again it amazes me how when it comes to hugely popular and privately-supported sports event the public purse can always be relied upon to somehow find that extra $1,000,000 or so, but when it comes to hugely popular and privately-supported cultural events the public purse can’t find $30,000. When sport is a success we […]

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Words on a Small Island: Waiheke Book Festival 2011

Friday 4 – Sunday 6 November Words on a Small Island The Waiheke Book Festival 2011 THE WAIHEKE BOOK FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH A FEAST OF LITERARY EVENTS – Booklovers don’t miss this one! From outrageous red-head Peta Mathias with her new book Beat till Stiff, to legend Lloyd Jones in conversation with Finlay Macdonald. From […]

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