Saturday, 10 September 2016
Going West Books & Writers Festival
8.30am - Coffee / tea
8.55am - Telling our tales: Malcolm Paterson shares the tale of underground volcanic pathways that are just one thread in the rich tapestry of stories that make up the cultural and geographical landscape that is Tāmaki Makaurau.
9.15am - Stories of life and death: Dr David Galler shares insightful, human stories from a physician’s viewpoint with Glenn Colqhoun, following tangents on life, death, medicine and writing.
10.30am - Morning tea
11.00am - From the mouth of the river: Dr Marama Muru-Lanning and Dr Mike Joy explore the place of the river in New Zealand’s cultural, ecological, and political landscape, in conversation with James Littlewood.
12.00pm - Taking flight: What happens when trauma transforms our children? Emma Neale offers up a lyrical exploration of parenthood that is both funny and disarmingly frank - she’ll discuss her new novel with writer Siobhan Harvey.
12.45pm - Lunch
1.30pm - A brush with the bard: Book creator Donovan Bixley presents his riotous illustrated celebration of Shakespeare, a book 10 years in the making and now an international success.
2.15pm - Contemporary chronicles: Damien Wilkins and Sue Orr in conversation on writing, teaching, and Damien’s Dad Art, a vibrant novel about the capacity for surprise and renewal.
3.00pm - Afternoon tea
3.30pm - Giving art its voice: Writer Anthony Byrt and artist Judy Millar join Andrew Clifford to explore the experience of writing about art from the viewpoint of both the critic and the creator.
4.15pm - How to commit an art crime: Penelope Jackson discusses New Zealand’s most scandalous art crimes of the last 100 years, and her own fascination with the subject, with fellow art historian Dr Robin Woodward.
8.00pm - Poetry slam: Twelve finalists give it their best shot. (7.30 pm registration for an 8pm start.)
Going West Festival Day Pass gains entry to all sessions, morning & afternoon teas and lunch on Saturday 10 September 2016 (excluding Poetry Slam in the evening).
More information can be found on our website www.goingwestfest.co.nz and on our facebook Page www.facebook.com/GoingWestFest
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