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PUKAPUKA TALKS 2021

Join 28 of Aotearoa’s leading authors and change-makers who come together over four days for kōrero about their latest books, the lives that have informed them and how the written word enables them to explore the universal issues that matter to us all.

From literary legends - like Charlotte Grimshaw and Selina Tusitala Marsh - to thought leaders - like Hinemoa Elder and Kerensa Johnston - to emerging superstars - like Airini Beautrais, Nic Low, Ruby Solly and Tayi Tibble - and exciting newcomers - like Jacqueline Bublitz and Angelique Kasmara - you will hear ‘behind the scenes’ stories about their provocative memoirs, stunning debut novels, riveting true crime, speculative future worlds and stories told from a broad range of perspectives.

Books will be on sale at the festival bookstore thanks to Page & Blackmore. Most authors will be available for book signings after their sessions.

PUKAPUKA PASS: 5 eligible events for $75 (plus service fee). Passes can only be purchased at the Theatre Royal Box Office.

 

THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL:
Writing Home: An Antidote to Feeling Stranded (digital)

 

FRI 22 OCT:
Selina Tusitala Marsh in school workshops (also Thursday 21 Oct)
10.30am Pure Psychic Automatism (workshop at Elma Turner Library)
1.30pm The Mirror Book
3.30pm Connections & Cultural Obsessions
5.30pm Navigating Space & Time

 

SAT 23 OCT:
11am: Whaiora: Reimagining Wellbeing
1.30pm: Only A Few Years From Now...
3.30pm: The Mansfield Legacy: Blessing or Curse?

 

SUN 24 OCT:
10.30am: The Crucial Decade: Responding to the Climate Crisis (Theatre Royal)
1.30pm: Beyond The Headlines: True Crime
3.30pm: Asian Voices in Aotearoa
5.30pm: Wāhine Wahapū (doors open 5pm, Red16)

 

MON 25 OCT:
11am: Once Were Hippies
1.30pm: Out Here in Whakatū
3.30pm: Sisters Are Doing It (inc drink & nibbles)

 

 

 


VARIOUS VENUES

22 - 25 Oct

$0 - $35
Eligible for 5 for $75

Plus service fee 

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