Friday 8 September

FRIDAY 8

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).
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LOCAL HISTORY WRITING
* 1:30pmThe 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.
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ASK A PROFESSIONAL EDITOR
* 2:30pm – 3:30pmFeilding 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.
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ON AND OFF THE RECORD – BASIC INTERVIEWING SKILLS
*4:00pm – 5:00pmFeilding Library.
This workshop is an introduction  to interviewing people, to piece together facts and unravel stories. Sam Kilmister
Limit to 16. Registration essential.
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6:30pm OFFICIAL OPENING
Feilding Library – Registration essential