Monday 11 September

MONDAY 11

PRINTMAKING FOR POETS AND WRITERS – Introduction to Letterpress Printing
* 9:00am – 11:00am – Homeprint Studio, 11 Sandilands Street, Feilding
Printmaker John Brebner takes you through the basics of letterpress printing. Great stuff for poets.
Limit 10. Register directly with Homeprint Studio.
(See venue locations.)
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MEMOIR WRITING IN THE CONTEXT OF SOCIAL HISTORY
* 9:00am – 10:45am – Feilding Library
Local author, Val Mills discusses how one writer handles memoir writing, and explores the narrator’s relationship with the culture and environment of a specific period.
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‘EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL’– READINGS FROM CONTRIBUTING WRITERS TO NGATI RAUKAWA ‘TE UKAIPO’ SERIES
* 11:00am – 12:15pm – Feilding Library
Writings voicing the thoughts, experiences and aspirations that reflect the values and culture of Ngati Raukawa women.. Manurere Devonshire, Ema Moore, Oriana Paewai, Ripeka Karatea Goddard (followed by waiata whakamutunga).
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PUTTING WORDS IN THEIR MOUTHS – WRITING EFFECTIVE DIALOGUE
* 12:45pm – 2:30pm – Feilding Library
Workshop with author Sue McCauley, examining the function of dialogue; matching speech style to genre; speech as a window to character, and the art of making dialogue more believable than the real thing.
Limited to 16. Registration essential.
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MEMOIR WRITING IN THE CONTEXT OF SOCIAL HISTORY
* 1:00am – 2:30pm – The pop-up Living Space 
Local author, Val Mills discusses how one writer handles memoir writing, and explores the narrator’s relationship with the culture and environment of a specific period.
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POETRY WORKSHOP
* 3:00pm – 4:30pm – The pop-up Living Space
Poet Tim Upperton says writing poems is a lot like praying, or casting spells. ‘If we find the right words, we can make something happen. In this workshop, we’ll look at how poets find the right words, and how to put some magic in your poems.’
Limited to 16. Registration essential.
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FACT DRESSED AS FICTION – NOVELS BASED ON FACT
* 3:00pm – 3:45pm – Feilding Library
Local author Dave Hayward talks about the latitude and the challenges of maintaining a focus on factual events while writing a riveting novel.
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RIPEKA GODDARD
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Paper Plus
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PLOTS, PRACTICALITIES, POSSIBILITIES
* 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Feilding Library
Author David Hill presents seminar for fiction writers, looking at plot ideas, some writing techniques and some potential markets, and answers questions about the relationship between plot and pace in a novel.
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FROM ASHHURST TO ROME
* 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Pop-up Living Space
Author Lynn Kirkland talks about the story behind her book, ‘My Itlaian Destiny’, and getting it translated into Italian and published in Italy.
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SOCIAL HISTORY RESEARCH FOR NOVELISTS AND READERS
* 7:00pm – 8:15pm – Feilding Library
Historian, professor Margaret Tennant disusses how vital a knowledge of social history can give readers a sense of context and make stories convincing, and local novelist Tony Chappelle shares the tribulations of writing historical fiction.

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POETRY AT MURRAY’S
* 7:30pm start – Murray’s Irish Public House
Speakers: Chris Gallavin, Jono Corfe, Glenn Colquhoun, Janet Newman, Catherine Moxham and Jo Aitchison and others (+ open mic).
Acoustic Musicians: Paul Turner and Ceol Manawatu
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