INTRODUCTION TO LETTERPRESS PRINTING WORKSHOP
FOR POETS – HOMEPRINT STUDIO
10:00am – 12:00pm: HOMEPRINT STUDIO, FEILDING
THE STORY COLLECTOR
10:30 – 11:30am: FEILDING LIBRARY
Adrienne Jansen talks about her work with former refugees and resettled immigrants in the Wellington area, enabling them to tell their stories.
FAKE NEWS IS OLD NEWS – RESEARCH FOR HISTORICAL FICTION UNCOVERS SOME SURPRISES
3:15 – 4:15pm: PALMERSTON NORTH LIBRARY
Even 170 years ago, respected publications distorted the truth, embellished facts and failed to report the truth in favour of politics, familial loyalty and hidden agendas.
Historical fiction author Paul W. Feenstra presents the challenges around writing historical fiction and distinguishing fact from fiction.
Known for his meticulous research and historical accuracy, Feenstra will present a compelling look into New Zealand’s dark past and fake news.
YOUNG ADULT NOVELS –
IS GRITTY REALISM APPROPRIATE READING?
4:30 – 5:45pm: PALMERSTON NORTH LIBRARY
Authors Norman Bilbrough and Helen Vivienne Fletcher join a panel of young adult readers, writers and librarians to discuss whether novels depicting elements of social realism that young adults face, are acceptable reading for libraries and schools. (A must-see session for writers aspiring to publish YA novels, teachers and librarians, parents with opinions or questions, and avid young readers.)
Is there a place for censorship?
Does reading about social issues help or endanger young people, or does it open up healthy discussion? Can reading novels with realistic content be as bad as the news or social media?
– ALIVE AND KICKIN’ POETRY
5:30pm: PALMERSTON NORTH LIBRARY
Young poets have so much to look forward to! Mature, powerful passion (with wisdom enough to know where to invest it), robust life experiences and history.
Creativity is alive right through life’s phases and the latter decades.
This session is a celebration of seniority, with poetry readings and spoken word performances by people over the age of 65.
CROSSING LINES – WHAT ARE WE ALLOWED TO LAUGH AT?
7:00pm: SPEAKEASY PALMERSTON NORTH
Comedic screenwriter Dane Giraud teams up with local comedians in a lively discussion about the woes of political correctness, bad language, black humour and whether satire is dead.