SATURDAY 17, NOVEMBER

MT EDEN WAR MEMORIAL HALL

AN INTERVIEW WITH HELEN TAU-AU FILISI

Indie-published under her own label, Pacific Hibiscus Ltd, Helen has several collections of works including picture books, performance plays and a collection of poetry Helen decided back in high school that she wanted to be a writer. Her chance came in 1990 when,...

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THE FIRST 12 WEEKS AS AN INDIE AUTHOR

Katherine Dewar with Niki Harre for the Auckland launch of Ruby and the Blue Sky at Titirangi Library Katherine Dewar with fellow KickArts radio panelists Katie Rudd from The NZ Dance Company and actors Paul and Mark of Theatrewhack. Carole Beu of The Womens’ Bookshop...

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SHIREE SCHUMACHER – WORDS ARE FOR SHARING

Each of us has stories to tell and I wonder how many amazing stories haven’t made it into books because the authors never wrote down the words swirling in their heads. I have friends bubbling with hilarious novel ideas, a couple with fascinating or scandalous family...

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INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ELLIE BAKER

When did you decide to become a writer? I realised how much I enjoyed playing with words. Before children I enjoyed writing journals, letters and reports for my job. When I had three pre-schoolers writing short stories and poems was a creative outlet and escape. Once...

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VICKY ADIN – THE LILT OF IRISH LAUGHTER

Ireland – the land of song, of sadness and joy: the land where people have survived the worst and can still laugh at themselves. There is something about the Irish spirit that is infectious. We have just left Cobh (pronounced Cove) in the south of Ireland. It was the...

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KEITHA SMITH – WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE?

Someone recently asked me, “What inspires you to want to write?” It’s an interesting question, given that I’ve written twelve full length books including six unpublished novels, four published novels, one published non-fiction book and one further novel in the...

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THE JOURNEY OF GARY PAUL STEPHENSON, WEST AUCKLAND LOCAL

Where do I begin with my journey? It all started around 2005 with numb feet which made walking upstairs quite challenging.  My Doctor sent me to a Chiropractor which did little to help. Then during one of our weekly wind down visits to Parakai pools I found I could...

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P. D. R. LINDSAY – WRITER’S CHOICE BOOKS AND AUTHORS

P. D. R. LINDSAY – WRITER’S CHOICE BOOKS AND AUTHORS p.d.r. chats to us about writers’ co-operative, Writer’s Choice, who will be exhibiting at the festival in 2016: We writer members are very proud of our writers’ co-operative, Writer’s Choice, which acts like a...

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ZR SOUTHCOMBE ON AUCKLAND ZINEFEST

Zines are a particular kind of independent publishing, with a DIY attitude, and free reign to publish whatever – and however – you like. Naturally, this means that zinesters do publish whatever and however they like. From cute zines full of obscure words, to...

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P.D.R. LINDSAY – A WRITER’S CHOICE AUTHOR.

The Book Festival is coming and I can see everyone again. It’s a marvellous place to network with writers, publishers, writing services, and best of all, readers. I enjoy listening to my readers telling what they like and hate about my books. On my stand will be my...

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