Writers

Annabel Langbein - Photo Credit: Aliscia Young
  • $

Annabel Langbein

Annabel Langbein discusses her new memoir, Bella, with Nicola Galloway.
Eamonn Marra - Photo Credit: Ebony Lamb
  • Koha

Eamonn Marra: The True Story I Made Up

Stand-up comedy show about the (mostly) true story behind the (mostly) fictional novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level.
Cliff Fell and John Newton (photo credit: Victoria Birkinshaw)
  • Koha

Escaping the poem

Cliff Fell and John Newton perform parts of their hybrid works, an epic poem and a verse novel.
Behrouz Boochani and Golriz Ghahraman
  • $

Fleeing to Freedom

Behrouz Boochani and Golriz Ghahraman in conversation with journalist Anke Richter.
Christine Leunens and Alexandra Tidswell
  • $

Historical Fiction

Christine Leunens and Alexandra Tidswell discuss how they work with both research and imagination when creating characters from the past.
kiss me hardy
  • Free
  • Local

Kiss Me or Kismet?

Join with us to celebrate the launch of the fourth issue of NMIT’s arts and literary journal, kiss me hardy.
Miriam Lancewood
  • $

Miriam Lancewood: Wild at Heart

Miriam Lancewood talks with Kerry Sunderland about her gripping sequel to the international bestseller, Woman in the Wilderness.
Rachel McAlpine - How to be old
  • Koha

Nelson Live Poets presented by Nelson Arts Festival 

Featuring Rachel McAlpine performing from her new collection of poems, How to Be Old.
Not Just for Laughs, Eamonn Marra (Photo Credit: Ebony Lamb) and Lil O'Brien (Photo Credit: Troy Goodall)
  • $

Not Just for Laughs

Eamonn Marra and Lil O'Brien discuss the balance between comedy and tragedy in their debut books.
Mandy Hager
  • $

NZSA Writing Workshop with Mandy Hager

Two-hour workshop with award-winning author Mandy Hager.
Deville
  • Free

October on New Street

A collaboration between Nelson Arts Festival and New Street bars.
Ian Trafford
  • $

Our Grandfathers

Ian Trafford and William Moloney have both written fascinating novels based on their grandfathers' WWI diaries.
  • $

Our People, Our Cultures, Our Languages

Panel discussion featuring tangata whenua and recent arrivals.
Eamonn Marra - Photo Credit: Ebony Lamb
  • Koha

Writing Funny, Writing Sad

Comedy writing masterclass with stand-up comedian and novelist Eamonn Marra.
Rachael Craw, Brin Murray and Robyn Prokop
  • $

Writing Young Adult Fiction

Multi-award winning author of fiction for young adults Mandy Hager in conversation with local YA writers Rachael Craw, Brin Murray and Robyn Prokop.

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