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SELINA TUSITALA MARSH | in school workshops

AT YOUR SCHOOL
Thur 21 & Fri 22 Oct

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Nelson Arts Festival is delighted to be bringing Selina Tusitala Marsh to Whakatū to speak to school students about her two inspirational graphic novels for middle grade readers, Mophead (winner of the 2020 Margaret Mahy Award) and Mophead Tu (a finalist for this year's award).

PUKAPUKA TALKS 2021

DIGITAL & LIBRARY WORKSHOP ONLY
22 - 25 Oct

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Join 29 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.

WRITING HOME: AN ANTIDOTE TO FEELING STRANDED | Pukapuka Talks [DIGITAL]

DIGITAL
Throughout the Festival

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There are – in the tradition of Katherine Mansfield, Robin Hyde and Janet Frame – many Aotearoa writers who live beyond our shores, including Hinemoana Baker and Mohamed Hassan. What message would they like us to hear?

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SISTERS ARE DOING IT | Pukapuka Talks

THE SUTER THEATRE
Mon 25 Oct | 3.30pm (3pm drinks & nibbles)

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Local food writer Nicola Galloway chats to Margo and Rosa Flanagan (AKA ‘Two Raw Sisters’) about their new cookbook, Salad.

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OUT HERE IN WHAKATŪ | Pukapuka Talks

THE SUTER THEATRE
Mon 25 Oct | 1.30pm

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Join Chris Tse, Ruby Solly, AJ Fitzwater and EJ Mann to celebrate the breadth and diversity within Aotearoa’s rainbow literary community.

ONCE WERE HIPPIES | Pukapuka Talks [DIGITAL]

DIGITAL
Mon 25 Oct | 11.00am

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Steve Braunias speaks with Miro Bilbrough about her memoir, In The Time of the Manaroans, which he declared on Newsroom the ‘best written book of non-fiction of 2020’.

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WĀHINE WAHAPŪ | Pukapuka Talks

RED16
Sun 24 Oct | 5.30pm (doors open 5pm)

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Former NZ Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh shares the stage with two of Aoteaora’s most extraordinary young poets – Ruby Solly and Tayi Tibble – as they perform poems from their latest collections.

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ASIAN VOICES IN AOTEAROA | Pukapuka Talks

THE SUTER THEATRE
Sun 24 Oct | 3.30pm

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Hear from three contributors to the new anthology, A Clear Dawn: New Asian Voices From Aotearoa New Zealand: Angelique Kasmara, Rose Lu and Chris Tse.

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BEYOND THE HEADLINES: TRUE CRIME | Pukapuka Talks

THE SUTER THEATRE
Sun 24 Oct | 1.30pm

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Crime writer Alan Carter interrogates Steve Braunias and Jared Savage, two of Aotearoa's best journalists, about their new true crime books.

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THE CRUCIAL DECADE: RESPONDING TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS | Pukapuka Talks

THEATRE ROYAL
Sun 24 Oct | 10.30am

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Kim Hill invites Jason Boberg, Mike Joy, Dave Lowe and Kera O’Regan to explain why there’s still hope we can respond to the climate crisis.

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THE MANSFIELD LEGACY: BLESSING OR CURSE? | Pukapuka Talks

THE SUTER THEATRE
Sat 23 Oct | 3.30pm

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Airini Beautrais and Charlotte Grimshaw have both won awards for their short story collections. Hear from them about the attractions and challenges of the format.

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ONLY A FEW YEARS FROM NOW | Pukapuka Talks

THE SUTER THEATRE
Sat 23 Oct | 1.30pm

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Octavia Cade, Kirsten McDougall and Clare Moleta discuss their extraordinary female protagonists living in a time of cataclysmic change.

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WHAIORA: REIMAGINING WELLBEING | Pukapuka Talks

THE SUTER THEATRE
Sat 23 Oct | 11.00am

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In this kaupapa Māori kōrero facilitated by Olivia Hall,  four wāhine – Ruby Solly, Hinemoa Elder, Hana Tapiata and Kerensa Johnston – share their wisdom about wellbeing.

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NAVIGATING SPACE & TIME | Pukapuka Talks

THE SUTER THEATRE
Fri 22 Oct | 5.30pm

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From the peaks of the Southern Alps to the darkest reaches of the universe, Nic Low and Annette Lees guide us through their journeys of discovery.

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CONNECTIONS & CULTURAL OBSESSIONS | Pukapuka Talks

THE SUTER THEATRE
Fri 22 Oct | 3.30pm

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Who gets noticed? Who gets ignored? Pip Adam and Jacqueline Bublitz discuss their compelling and provocative novels, which defy fiction tropes.

THE MIRROR BOOK | Pukapuka Talks [DIGITAL]

DIGITAL
Fri 22 Oct | 1.30pm

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A deep-dive discussion with Charlotte Grimshaw about her explosive new memoir, facilitated by filmmaker and fellow memoirist Miro Bilbrough.

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PURE PSYCHIC AUTOMATISM | Pukapuka Talks

ELMA TURNER LIBRARY
Fri 22 Oct | 10.30am

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A writing workshop to help you embrace the strange and describe the indescribable, led by writer and taonga pūoro practitioner Ruby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe).

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Important information for our ticket holders

Due to the ongoing uncertainties posed by the current COVID-19 outbreak, we have had to cancel most of our 2021 programme.

 

All ticket holders will be contacted about the cancelled events and offered a full refund.

 

Thank you for your understanding and support!