PRE-OPENING EVENTS (Official opening at 6.30 pm)
PUBLISHING IN NZ TODAY
12:30pm – 2:15pm – Feilding Library. Free.
Panelists have been chosen to represent information for writers, from established publishing houses, boutique publishers to affordable self-publishing options. Nicola Legat, of Massey University Press is joined by local publishers Bettina Anderson & David Lutpon (Haunui Press), and Jill Darragh (Rangitawa Publishing).
LOCAL HISTORY WRITING
* 1:30pm – The Coach House Museum.
Authors, historians and journalists talk about writing local history – where to start, the research, and making a readable story out of the facts you find. Panelists: Dorothy Pilkington, Tina White, Robyn Corpe, Nick Thompson, Catherine Knight, Ra Durie and Richard Mildon. Chaired by Liz Brook.
ASK A PROFESSIONAL EDITOR
* 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Feilding Library.
One of New Zealand’s top professional editors, Nicola Legat speaks about the role an editor plays in getting your manuscript published – and the possibility of successful book sales and great reviews.
ON AND OFF THE RECORD – BASIC INTERVIEWING SKILLS
*4:00pm – 5:00pm – Feilding Library.
This workshop is an introduction to interviewing people, to piece together facts and unravel stories. Sam Kilmister
Limit to 16. Registration essential.
6:30pm OFFICIAL OPENING
Feilding Library – Registration essential