Going West 2019 - Sunday

Sun 08 Sep

Venue Location

500 South Titirangi Road, Waitakere

Sunday 8 September 2019

Sunday begins with Death and Dying in New Zealand, with essayists Emma Johnson, Dr Kiri Edge, David Slack and Vana Manasiadis delving into how we deal with the end to life. Two acclaimed New Zealand novelists Carl Shuker and Kirsten Warner join Siobhan Harvey to explore how consequence drives the arc of their stories. Elspeth Sandys talks with journalist Matt Nippert, about Rewi Alley, his life, and what he means now to New Zealand, and the country he called home - China. Auckland Museum invites four writers – Saraid de Silva Cameron, Louise Tu’u, To’asavili Tuputala, and Lucy Zee with Dina Jezdic – to investigate the Museum’s documentary heritage collection. 

After lunch Owen Gill, Patrick Reynolds and Malcom Paterson examine how Tamaki Makaurau might become a place that is better at telling its stories. Witi Ihimaera elicits insights, experiences and anecdotes on how to get published from three publishers – Harriet Allan, Bridget Williams and Peter Dowling. Jeff Murray and Neville Peat weigh up how we tell the biggest story of our current moment in time, climate change, with Phil Vine. We bring our weekend to a close with Michele A’Court, Paul Horan and Phillip Matthews talking about Funny As, a big, authoritative, hilarious history of New Zealand’s funny men and women.

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A discounted ticket to all Sunday Sessions (lunch not included)
CONCESSION Seniors 65+ and Students with ID


A ticket to any 4 sessions across the weekend
ADULT 4 sessions across the event
CONCESSION 4 sessions across the event


CONCESSION Seniors 65+ and Students with ID


LUNCH A delicious lunch catered by Loaves and Fishes


Running Time: Sessions vary, see below.

Venue Location

500 South Titirangi Road, Waitakere


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