PRINT-MAKING WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS PRINTING WORKSHOP FOR POETS– HOMEPRINT STUDIO
10am – 12:00pm: HOMEPRINT STUDIO, FEILDING
Poets and writers interesting in learning print-making techniques for producing heritage art books, have the opportunity to learn the art. John and Alison Brebner’s Homeprint studio offers two introductory workshops in letterpress printing.
THE NATURE OF LOVE AND WAR (POETRY READINGS)
10:30am – 12:00pm: FEILDING LIBRARY
This morning tea poetry session at Feilding Library will present a lineup of poets reading original poems on juxtaposed themes of love and war.
Poets from Wanganui RSA are joined by local poets and others reading original poetry.
THROUGH THE KITCHEN WINDOW – NZ HISTORY THROUGH FOOD (KIWI LUNCH AT THE DENBIGH)
12:30 – 2:00pm: DENBIGH HOTEL FEILDING
Social historian and archaeologist, author David Veart has an interesting slant on New Zealand’s social history through food and cookery, from calf-heads and kina of the 1920s, to Thai curries and fusion cooking of today.
KIWI LUNCH MEAL MENU $10
WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO WRITE?
12:30 – 1:30pm: FEILDING LIBRARY
Author and mentor Norman Bilbrough has advice for people who believe they have an unwritten ‘book’ lurking inside them, but feel inhibited by outdated advice, or lack of direction about
how to start. Valuable tips. Questions answered.
SHORT STORY WRITING – WRITING STORIES THAT STICK
1:45 – 3:00pm: FEILDING LIBRARY
Craig Cliff, prize-winning short story writer and author, presents a workshop on how to transform ideas into short stories that stay with readers long after they get to the last line.
Following a group exercise, there will be time to consider your own work.
Participants are invited to bring one short example (3 pages max) along to the workshop.
WRITE AS YOU GO – TRAVEL WRITING
2:45 – 3:30pm: FEILDING LIBRARY
Travel writer and biographer, Denis Dwyer, author of
New Zealand on Foot, and New Zealand Adventures by Rail, talks about his passion for notebook jotting while traveling.
LENS ON A LIFE – AN APPROACH TO AUTOBIOGRAPHY
4:00 – 5:00pm: FEILDING LIBRARY
Poet, author, and performer Margaret Austin presents an entertaining session about the process of writing her autobiography, Dancing Naked.
Writing an autobiography means reviewing the mystery of the outcomes of decisions, the joys, the demons, the relationships, and the changing perspectives of the nature of life itself.
ETHICS TO CONSIDER WHEN USING OTHER PEOPLE’S ANECDOTES AND STORIES
5:30 – 6:30pm: FEILDING LIBRARY
Social anthropologist Dr Robyn Andrews looks at some of the issues of using hearsay, colourful episodes and anecdotes as used by biographers, family historians, and memoirists − and how to plan to stay out of trouble down the line.
FESTIVAL POETRY NIGHT AT MURRAY’S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE
6:30 – 9:30pm: MURRAY’S FEILDING
A festival celebration of poetry, featuring popular Manawatu performance poets, visiting guest poets and Ceol Manawatu’s music. A crackin’ night!