Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
THE FESTIVAL HAS STARTED!
THE FESTIVAL HAS STARTED!
we had young poets at the Xchange and launched C1's amazing pop up
book Let's Take
a Walk. Today we welcome hundreds of students to our
Inspiring Writers schools day, and really kick things off with
the New Regent St Pop-Up Festival, Can Books Change the
World* and PechaKucha Night.
See you there!
SHIFTING POINTS OF VIEW
A number of
sessions in the festival this year have been designed to provoke
discussion and maybe even change a few minds. They are also the
stories behind the news headlines. Here are just a few
Using the case of Lecretia Seales as a starting point,
Caitlin Doughty, Ruth McManus and Seales’ widower Matt Vickers
discuss euthanasia and society’s attitudes to death with Cate Brett. More
from Matt Vickers’ book Lecretia’s
in The Press about
the forthcoming parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia involving
BUSTED: FEMINISM AND POP CULTURE
far has feminism come? Join editor of New York feminist magazine BUST, Debbie
Stoller, in conversation with Charlotte Graham. More
LISTEN: to a
with Debbie by Kim Hill READ:
Debbie Stoller interviews
in The Spinoff: “Society doesn’t let women live past 40.”
from Freerange Press’s latest release, Don’t Dream It’s Over: Reimagining
Journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, discuss the state of
the media today and how journalism might flourish again. More
LISTEN: to a very
forthright and honest interview
with Paula Penfold, contributor to Don’t
Dream It’s Over and WORD panellist on Sunday Mornings
with Wallace Chapman.
do true crime stories hold so much fascination for readers and
viewers? Jarrod Gilbert talks to Steve Braunias and Tim McKinnel, the
investigator behind the Teina Pora case, about false confessions, and
the nature and characteristics of homicide.More
WATCH: The Teina Pora/Malcolm Rewa case is back in the news
timely and important discussion in which three writers, Kate Holden,
Jodi Sh. Doff and Leigh Hopkinson talk about their experiences
working in the sex industry. More
READ: Two of our
panellists weigh in
on the Chiefs' stripper scandal
due to flight delays Nadia Hashimi will not be appearing on Can Books
Change the World? However she will be appearing on Sunday at 3.30pm
as per the programme.
Chris Tse has had to cancel due to ill health. We wish him a speedy