Writers

  • koha

PUBLISHING’S NEW FRONTIERS

An evening for aspiring and established writers.
  • nz

PUKAPUKA TALKS: BACKING WILD CARDS

Discover what happens when you team up feminist writer and playwright Renée, ONZM (born 1929), with journalist and debut novelist Becky Manawatu (born 1982).
  • nz
  • international

PUKAPUKA TALKS: CAGING SKIES

Meet Nelson-based novelist Christine Leunens, whose novel Caging Skies is the inspiration for a major new Hollywood film.
Doctors who write
  • nz

PUKAPUKA TALKS: DOCTORS WHO WRITE

Join three physicians – who are also poets, playwrights and prose writers – in conversation with medical student and writer Emma Espiner.
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  • nz

PUKAPUKA TALKS: NATIVE SON

Join national literary taonga Witi Ihimaera in conversation with Guyon Espiner, discussing the revealing encore to his memoir, Māori Boy.
  • nz
  • international

PUKAPUKA TALKS: ON THE EDGE

Chessie Henry and Miriam Lancewood reveal what drove them to write such intimate memoirs about their extraordinary lives.
  • nz

PUKAPUKA TALKS: SOUTHERN SCIENCE

Naomi Arnold and Rebecca Priestley, both award-winning science writers, explore what’s above and beyond Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • nz

PUKAPUKA TALKS: THE ABSOLUTE BOOK

Elizabeth Knox’s new novel, The Absolute Book, is being heralded as a triumph of fantasy, grounded in the reality and challenges of the times in which we live.
Speakers for the Friday Poem event
  • nz

PUKAPUKA TALKS: THE FRIDAY POEM

Something exciting – fun, dazzling, often powerful – is going on in New Zealand poetry.
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  • nz

PUKAPUKA TALKS: THINKING BRUNCH 1 – ‘LIVING’ LONGER

Meet four extraordinary people who are redefining what ‘ageing’ and ‘eldership’ mean, and learn some of their insights into having a long and fruitful life.
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  • nz

PUKAPUKA TALKS: THINKING BRUNCH 2 – THE TIME TO ACT

With a climate emergencies being declared in many places, we bring together a business leader, a researcher, a filmmaker, an activist and RNZ broadcaster Kim Hill to explore what this means in practice.

PUKAPUKA TALKS: WEST ISLAND

AOTEAROA / AUSTRALIA
Five notable New Zealanders who made their lives in Australia are the subject of this fascinating biographical investigation by award-winning author Stephanie Johnson.

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