Saturday 9 September

SATURDAY 9

COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR: CELEBRATING DR CYNRIC TEMPLE-CAMP’S BOOK.
8:00am – 8:45am – Bookmark Café Paper Plus
Pathologist and author, Dr Cynric Temple-Camp talks about his book, ‘The Cause of Death’
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CREATING PEOPLE ON THE PAGE
* 9:00am – 11:00am – Feilding Library
Novelist and short story writer, Owen Marshall presents a seminar concentrating on the importance of characterisation in fiction writing, the sources from which authors draw their characters, and the practical skills by which the characters are revealed to the reader. The session will be partly interactive.
Limited to 16. Registration essential.
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CHRISTIAN WRITING SEMINAR
* 9:00am – 12:00pm – Feilding Baptist Church Hall, Bowen Street, behind the Feilding library.
Author George Bryant discusses writing from a Christian world view.
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THE CONSTIPATED WRITER – WRITER’S BLOCK
* 10:30am – 12:30pm – Feilding Little Theatre
Stuck? Compulsive creative, Ulrike Uslar coined the term Constipated Writer to refer to writers’ block, or ‘literary retention’. In this dynamic workshop, Ulrike facilitates a process to get to the bottom of your literary constipation, and offers some tools to get your creative juices flowing.
Limited to 20.
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WHO’S AFRAID OF THE EDITOR? A TOUGH EDITOR MAY BE A WRITERS’ BEST FRIEND!
* 11:00am – 12:00pm – Paper Plus
International author, Lee Wood has plenty of encouragement for writers who are shy of letting an editor look at their precious manuscripts. What if that ogre editor has the key to your success as a writer?
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WRITING IN TE REO MĀORI: PRACTICE, PITFALLS, AND POTENTIALS
* 11:15am – 12:30pm – Feilding Library
Dr Darryn Joseph will discuss his writing process, from a kernel of an idea to a published work of fiction. Although he writes in Maori, this presentation will be in English for a wider audience.
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WRITE INTO LIFE — BRING BACK THE JOY OF WRITING!
* 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Feilding Library
Join Rachel McAlpine who has weathered five decades of accelerated change in the literary world and survived to tell the tale.
Revive your love of writing, clarify or modify your writing goals, understand the problems, and find new reasons to write.
Limted to 16. Registration essential.
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THE ACCIDENTAL TRAVEL WRITER
* 1:00pm – 2:15pm – Feilding Library
Workshop with author, travel writer and photographer Nick Allen, looking at capturing an adventure in writing and giving readers a sense of the experience.
Limited to 16. Registration essential.
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‘THERE, BUT FOR GRACE …’ WRITING THE TOUGH STUFF
* 1:30 – 2:30 – Pop-up Living Space Venue
Storyteller Gaye Sutton invites writers to session looking at writing life’s difficult personal journeys, whether your writing project is autobiographical, a cautionary tale, or you intend to use challenging life episodes in fiction writing.
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WRITING FOR STAND-UP COMEDY
* 2:30pm – 4:00pm – Feilding Library
Comedian and writer Eamonn Marra says everyday life is a mine for comedy! This workshop covers the basics of joke writing and how to construct a standup comedy set.
Limited to 16. Registration essential.
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CREATIVE NON-FICTION – READINGS FROM THE ‘HOME’ ANTHOLOGY
* 4:30pm – 6:00pm – Feilding Library
Thom Conroy explains one of the most popular and beloved forms of creative non-fiction, with readings of personal essays from the recently published anthology ‘Home’ anthology: Thom Conroy, Tina Makereti, Helen Lehndorf, Nick Allen.
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WRITING ON THE EDGE
* 7:30pm – Feilding Little Theatre
ENTERTAINMENT! Authors and urban adventurers Jono Corfe and sociologist Jarred Gilbert are joined by poet Chris Gallavin for lively discussion and outrageous humour about the lighter and the darker side of writing on the edge of NZ life.
Cash bar. Book a seat early for this show.
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