Going West 2018 - Sunday

Sun 16 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
Sunday Sessions - Sunday 16 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

Sunday morning opens by celebrating our birds of prey with Debbie Stewart and Rachel Stewart. Debut writers Michael Steven, Dominic Hoey and Annaleese Jochems discuss their ‘first time’ and Paula Morris, Susanna Andrew and Simon Wilson scrutinise the rise of the essay. Vincent Heeringa, Helen Heath and Dr Jo Cribb wrestle robots before we break for a delicious lunch by culinary specialist Claire Inwood followed by Peter Wells in conversation with Stephanie Johnson. In Tōku Reo, Tōku Ohooho - My Language, My Awakening Scotty and Stacey Morrison korero with Guyon Espiner. Gavin Bishop discusses his work with Bridget Mahy before Brad Haami and Dr Ella Henry wrap up another fabulous Going West Books and Writers Weekend. 

8:45am - Coffee / Tea

9:15am - On Fragile Wings - Debbie Stewart with Rachel Stewart

10:00am - How was Your First Time? - Annaleese Jochems, Dominic Hoey, Michael Steven with Sonya Wilson

10:45am - Morning tea

11:00am - From a Certain Point of View - Susanna Andrew and Simon Wilson

11:45pm - Wrestling with the Robots - Helen Heath, Dr Jo Cribb with Vincent Heeringa

12:40pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Excavating Memory - Peter Wells with Stephanie Johnson 

2:15pm - TŌKU REO, TŌKU OHOOHO - My Language, My Awakening - Scotty Morrison, Stacey Morrison with Guyon Espiner

3:00pm - Afternoon Tea

3:15pm - Drawing our own Histories - Gavin Bishop with Bridget Mahy

4:00pm - A New Place to Stand - Brad Haami with Ella Henry

Going West Festival Day Pass gains entry to all 8 sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Sunday 16 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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