Pre-Festival Events

SESSIONS START WITH

There are 46 exciting sessions in this four day event.

35 of these sessions are at venues in Feilding, focused around the Feilding library, and 11 are in Palmerston North.

 

PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS           

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 5

JOE MCMENAMIN’S ART STUDIO & GALLERY

PUT WORDS TO IT – QUILTED COMMENTARY

5:30 pm ‘Artivist’, Ulrike Uslar talks about her work, integrating writing and quilt making, adding layers of meaning that invite conversations to promote social change.

The exhibition will be on show at Joe McMenamin’s Art & Studio Gallery throughout the festival.

Art Studio

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPT  7

FEILDING LIBRARY

6:30pm: OFFICIAL OPENING

A lineup of speakers and entertainment will be part of celebrating the second Manawatu Writers’ Festival.  

The lineup may look a lot of speakers; however, the idea is to offer the opening night audience a variety of interesting views, in an entertaining and thought provoking programme.

Speakers: Mayor Helen Worboys, Prof Chris Gallavin, Dr Jenny Lawn, Zak Rogers, Lesley Marshall (PEN International) and others.