BOOKMARK SUNDAY 10
FEILDING’S PAPER PLUS
WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS: KEEPING IT REAL
* 9:30am – 10:30am – Paper Plus
Coffee with Y/A author Mary-anne Scott, who draws on her experiences as a mother of four sons, whose outrageous and sometimes imprudent behaviour drove her to writing. Her novels are contemporary and tackle issues that need to be talked about.
NZSA NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF AUTHORS
* 10:45am – 11:00am – TBC.
What the New Zealand Society of Authors offers writers.
DREAM IT – WRITE IT!
* 11:00am – 11:40pm – Paper Plus
Author Joanne Guy shares what inspired her to write her anti-bullying children’s books, Snooty Stanley Plays a Prank and Stanley Meets Bob Cat the Bully, focusing on the values of treating others as we would like to be treated.
* 11:45am – 12:30pm – Paper Plus
Author Keith St Clair Butler discusses themes and problems in postcolonial literature and the issues for those writers who carry the legacy of multiple cultural forms. Keith argues that ‘disgustation’ is what happens to writing it is put into the postcolonial slow cooker…
THE FOREST GUMP APPROACH
* 1:00pm – 2:15pm – Paper Plus
Dr Dave Baldwin (The Flying Doctor) is well known for his ‘International Healthy Bastards Campaign, promoting men’s health www.healthybastards.co.nz . In this session, plans to outline how he got into the writing scene – from self publishing to ‘publishing through the big shots’. Dr Dave says, ‘it’s been a Forest Gump like experience!’ He’s looking forward to your questions.
OWNING OUR OWN NEW ZEALAND HISTORY
* 2:45pm – 3:30pm – Paper Plus
Author Vincent O’Malley (The Great War for New Zealand), writes with the conviction that a mature nation needs to own its history, warts and all. In this session he explains how an open and honest reckoning of our past is vital to genuine reconciliation. Moving confidently into the future, Vincent argues, requires a robust understanding of where we have come from and been.
COMING TO GRIPS WITH NARRATIVE AND POINT-OF-VIEW
* 3:45pm – 5:30pm – Paper Plus
Who tells a story changes the story. In this workshop, author and creative writing lecturer Thom Conroy will walk you through a series of brief readings and writing exercises focused on enhancing your use of point-of-view in constructing narratives.
Limited to 16. Registration essential.