SATURDAY 11, NOVEMBER

MT EDEN WAR MEMORIAL HALL

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 It’s an interesting question, given that I’ve written twelve full length books including six unpublished novels, four published novels, one published non-fiction book and one further novel in the...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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ROBYN P MURRAY – NEW BOOKS ANNOUNCEMENT

It was four years ago this month I held the launch of my first book ROGER THE ROOSTER OF AMBURY PARK FARM. It was held at Ambury Regional Park Farm in Mangere Bridge, a wonderful venue in the barn with goats, lambs wandering through the crowds of people. The real...

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JO BARR: IF I CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU

Today is the first time I have ever thought it might be fun to be doing one of those A-Z Blog Challenges, that frequent Writers Groups online. My grandchildren and I went to see the movie Zootopia. This word would be perfect for the most difficult letter of the...

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ANDRENE LOW: SO, WHAT’S YOUR BOOK ABOUT?

We’ve all been asked this question, and a lot of us have answered with “Ummm, well it’s, ah …” After this we’ll ramble on vaguely for far too long, leaving the person asking none the wiser for all the words we’ve just thrown at them. In my case, no two answers are...

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ROBYN P MURRAY: WHAT INSPIRES ME TO WRITE

I began writing first with pen and paper, a telex when working in news agencies in Europe, then on my portable journalists typewriter and later on computer, then a laptop, and this I am ‘writing’ on my iPad. I love the process of beginning with an idea, sitting at the...

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Andrene Low: My Dirty Little Secret

I admit it; I read chicklit, the porn of the literary world. I try to gussy it up by calling it ‘Women’s Fiction’, which technically it is, being fiction for women, and all. Unfortunately, people aren’t fooled for a moment. But in my defence, I actually enjoy reading...

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