Events

Poetry at the Fringe
Carina Gallegos and I are reading poetry from All of Us at the Fringe Bar,
Allen St, Wellington. We’re joined by amazing drummer Sam Manzana.
And of course there’s an open mic.
The Fringe Bar, Allen St, Wellington
Sunday 20 October, 4.00-6.00

In conversation at Unity Books
Brannavan Gnanalingam and I talk with Lynda Chanwai-Earle about novels,
inclusiveness, and why we write what we write.
Unity Books, Willis Street, Wellington
Thursday 11 October, 12-12.45pm

Come to the launch of A Change of Key
This novel is a sequel to The Score.
It’s being launched at
The Bill Pearce Room, St Josephs Church,
Ellice St, Mt Victoria, We;llington  
4pm, Sunday 7 October.
Vanya Mateeva, violinist, will be playing, and there’ll be a behind-the-
scenes look at research, and a competition for kids.
Everyone is welcome.

Manawatu Writers Festival

Tuesday 11 September, 10:30–11:30am, Feilding Library
The Story Collector
I”m talking about my work with former refugees and resettled immigrants in the Wellington area, enabling them to tell their stories. I”ve got plenty to draw on – Migrant Journeys, I have in my arms both ways, Borany’s Story, The Crescent Moon, and a lot of smaller works. There’s plenty of evidence that facts don’t change our minds – but I believe stories do.

National Poetry Day, 23/24 August
It’s busy!

Thursday 23 August, Porirua Library, 5.30
All of us

Poems by Carina Gallegos and Adrienne Jansen, Mana College ESOL students, young writers, competitions, a word choir, food and drink.

A lot of fun to celebrate poetry for everyone.

Friday 24 August, 11.00-2.00
All of us again

Poems from the new collection All of us, from Whitireia Creative Writing students, and others of Wellington’s great poets. A competition, free poems. And something special – ESOL students from Mana College reading their own poems. What a milestone for these young poets – some of them have only been here for a year. Readings start at 12.00

Monday 20 August
Poetry Reading + Open Mic – a Monday warm up event for National Poetry Day

The New Zealand Society of Authors (Wellington) is having an early celebration of Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2018.
Ten poets are reading for five minutes each, and my five minutes is in the middle there somewhere. I”m reading poems from All of Us. There’s an open mic too.

7pm – 9pm, Vic Books Pipitea, Rutherford House, 27 Lambton Quay, Wellington, near the train station
7pm: Bar opens.
7.30pm: NZSA Wellington Branch meeting
7.45pm: Celebrating National Poetry Day (poetry readings, open mic; to finish by 9pm)

Wednesday 8 August
Celebrate Children’s Books in Wellington

12-12.45, Unity Books
I”m representing Escalator Press and joining some other publishers in talking about 3 books we’ve each selected from the shortlisted books for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. (My pick is How to Bee by Bren MacDibble – it’s a wonderful book).But of course the book I”m cheering for at the awards night is Erin Donohue’s Because Everything Is Right but Everything Is Wrong. We (Escalator Press, that is)are very proud to have published this book.