• Chroma Connect

    Chroma Connect 2017 is LIVE! Running in parallel to Chromacon 2017 (8 – 9 April), Chroma Connect is a multidisciplinary creative industry summit focused on professional development and the cross-pollination of ideas. Featuring master-classes, panel discussions, case studies and more presented by a diverse group of international and local industry leaders, Chroma Connect paints a big picture view […]

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  • The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser – Book Launch

    A 1945 spy story by David McGill, launched by Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson. 6 to 7.30pm Thurs 30 March Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington

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  • Night Burns with a White Fire – Book Launch

    Steele Roberts Aotearoa Publishers warmly invite you to celebrate the Auckland launch of Night Burns with a White Fire: The Essential Lauris Edmond edited by Frances Edmond and Sue Fitchett 3.30pm to 5pm Sunday, 2 April at Gus Fisher Gallery, the Kenneth Myers Centre 74 Shortland St, Auckland central To be launched by Riemke Ensing […]

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  • You’re invited to a bookwarming: the Hope Fault by Tracy Farr

    You’re invited to a bookwarming: The Hope Fault by Tracy Farr The Hope Fault is a celebration of the complexities of family: aunties and steps and exes; parents and partners who are missing, and the people who replace them. It’s about life’s fault lines, and the unsettling certainty of uncertainty. Join us to celebrate the arrival of this new member of our […]

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  • Too Complacent to Hope

    We have a busy programme this year starting with this exciting event:   Gavin Ellis & Rod Oram in discussion with Guyon Espiner to be held at The Esplanade Hotel in Devonport on Monday, March 20th at 7pm. Tickets are very limited and cost $79. They are available from Paper Plus, Michael King Writers’ Centre and […]

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  • Hawke’s Bay Writers’ Hub

    Meets the second Tuesday of every month. But in March it’s Monday, just to keep you on your toes! Come along to air your issues, announce your achievements and ask those burning questions about your writing career.

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  • Manawatu Writers’ Hub: speaker series

    The Manawatu Writers Hub meets monthly and features a guest speaker at each event. Watch this space or visit the Branch facebook page for details. All writers, book lovers and friends welcome! Most recent speaker was retired Massey University Professor Emeritus Margaret Tennant, who spoke on matters surrounding research, copyright, contracts, permission to use photographs, […]

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  • WWI Voices

    Inspired by a folder of letters, a notebook and a set of handmade postcards, Anna Mackenzie followed a family story into the trenches and archives of the Great War – and reports back that the First World War ‘won’t let her go’. In this session she will share, in images and words, her journey into […]

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  • Bully beef, biscuits & Scurvy

    Military rations provided to New Zealand soldiers in Gallipoli in 1915 were nutritionally deficient and probably contributed to cases of scurvy and higher rates of other illnesses. Professor Glyn Harper discusses the food rations our soldiers were provided in these appalling conditions, and the effect it had on their lives.

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  • Whanganui Writers gathering

    Local writers are invited to come along to chat about writers’ issues, NZSA, the potential for creating a local Writers Hub and more. NZSA vice-president Anna Mackenzie and local literary guru Joan Rosier-Jones look forward to seeing you there.

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