Going West 2018 - Saturday

Sat 15 Sep

Venue Location

500 South Titirangi Road, Waitakere

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CONCESSION Seniors 65+ and Students with ID


(Includes Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea)
EARLYBIRD ADULT Only available until 3 August
EARLYBIRD CONCESSION Seniors 65+ and Students with ID - available until 3 August
CONCESSION Seniors 65+ and Students with ID


(no concessions)


Running Time: Sessions vary, see below.

Venue Location

500 South Titirangi Road, Waitakere


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Writers Festival
Saturday Sessions - Saturday 15 September
8:30am - 5:00pm

Full Day Pass $150.00 ($135.00 Concession) 
Includes 8 sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Earlybird Day Pass $139.00 ($120.00 Concession) Only available until 3 August

Individual Sessions $18.00 ($15.00 Concession)
Morning/Afternoon Tea $5.00 / Lunch $20.00

Dame Fiona Kidman takes the stage with Karyn Hay. Poets from Wellington Chris Tse, Helen Heath and Anna Jackson will be chaired by Paula Green. Siobhan Harvey interviews Rajorshi Chakraborti and Kate Duigan - and that’s just the start of the stellar Saturday line up. Lizzie Marvelly with a trio of strong wahine, followed by Niki Harré and Laila Harré who share The Infinite Game. Jenny Robin Jones with Catherine Woulfe dissects a contemporary issue. Russell Brown leads a discourse on writing online and Steve Braunias interviews Charlotte Grimshaw and C.K Stead. What a day!

8:30am - Coffee / Tea

9:00am - The Life and Death of an Outsider - Dame Fiona Kidman with Karyn Hay

10:00am - Words Fly from a Windy City - Chris Tse, Helen Heath and Anna Jackson with Paula Green

10:45am - Morning tea

11:00am - Writing the Landscape of Family - Rajorshi Chakraborti, Kate  Duignan with Siobhan Harvey

11:45pm - Women Then, Women Now - Lizzie Marvelly, Dame Fiona Kidman, Sandra Coney, Golriz Ghahraman with Carol Hirschfield

12:45pm - Lunch

1:30pm - The Game of our Lives - Niki Harré with Laila Harré

2:15pm - In Search of a New Belonging - Jenny Robin Jones with Catherine Woulfe

3:00pm - Afternoon Tea

3:15pm - Turning the Digital Page - Russell Brown, Toby Manhire and Madeleine Chapman

4:00pm - Ink and Blood - C.K. Stead, Charlotte Grimshaw with Steve Braunias

Going West Festival Day Pass gains entry to all 8 sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Saturday 15 September 2018

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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