Tuesday 12 September

TUESDAY 12

PRINTMAKING FOR POETS AND WRITERS – Introduction Letterpress Printing
* 9:00am – 11:00am – Homeprint Studio
Presented by: printmaker and artist, John Brebner
Limit 10. Register directly with Homeprint Studio
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ORAL TRADITION – THE WELLSPRING OF WRITTEN STORIES
* 10:00am – 11:30am – Feilding library
Entertaining storyteller Mona Williams honours the tradititon of oral histories and storytelling
In this dynamic trans-generationsl session. Followed by morning tea and chat with Mona.
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THE WAR STORIES PROJECT
* 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Feilding Library
Former newspaper reporter, Bobbie Nicholls, and writer,
Nick Thomson talk about their work on the ‘War Stories’ project that produced two books, highlighting Manawatu’s commitment to the armed forces in overseas wars and the families that were left behind to carry on.
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WRITING WAR HISTORY FOR CHILDREN
* 1:15pm – 2:30pm – Feilding Library
Glyn Harper is Professor of War Studies at Massey University and award winning children’s author. In this Session, he presents key points to consider when writing war history for children, as well as the importance of making difficult narratives accessible for young children.
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DISCOVER YOUR OWN WRITING STYLE
* 2:45pm – 3:45pm – Feilding Library
In this session, Suraya Dewing introduces The Story Mint, an online community of writers who are committed to developing excellence in writing, whatever their genre, using a combination of automated and personalised tools, including the unique stylecheck™, designed to guide writers to find the perfect pitched voice for the reading audience.
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WHAT MAKES A BOOK SELL? – The Booksellers Perspective
* 4:00pm – 5:15pm – Paper Plus
Book trade legend Paul Greenberg and bookshop owner Kathryn Marsh talk about what makes a book appeal to a buyer/reader. Is it the writing, the cover, or the quality of the publication? In a children’s book, does the layout or style of illustrations influence it’s success? Vital information for writers considering self publishing or marketing their own book.
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FROM PASSION TO PRODUCT
* 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Feilding Library
Award winning author, Carole Brungar has motivational advice for writers: If you want something bad enough, you’ll make it happen, despite the roadblocks.
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WRITING FOR THE STAGE – DINNER WITH KARLA AND REI HARONGA, OF TE PUANGA WHAKAARI THEATRE
* 7:00pm – The Saleyard Café
Karla and Rei Haronga, of Te Puanga Whakaari Theatre cover the ‘how to’ of writing for stage that has worked for them, using the successful ‘Friday’s Flock’ and the children’s trilogy ‘Prince Seth and the Princess’ as examples. They’ll chat about process, character development, plot line development, as well as answering your questions.
(Limited to 30. To reserve a seat order dinner from The Saleyard Café’s menu)
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WHAT WE WANT TO READ – YOUNG PEOPLE TELL WRITERS WHAT THEY WANT
* 7:00pm – Feilding Library
A panel of young student readers tell writers, aspiring to write children’s books, just what young people love to read, in a ‘what’s hot and what’s not’ session. Selected students from Ross Intermediate, Feilding Highs School and others, topped by discussion with authors David Hill and Glyn Harper. MC Margaret Kouvelis.