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.
In Canada artists, activists and academics from around the world are debating what the future holds for indigenous people. It's the third Symposium on the Future Imaginary and the first time the public's been allowed in to listen to the conversations and take part. Dec 03, 2017 02:49 pm
Taking the High Ground tells the stories of the first woman to scale Aoraki/Mount Cook in 1910 - Australian Freda du Faur, and of Kiwi Lydia Bradey who was the first woman to scale Mount Everest solo and without oxygen. That was in 1988. Writer Jan Bolwell imagines the two women are able to talk to each other, about their climbing feats and the challenges they each faced, personally and professionally. Dec 03, 2017 02:25 pm
Sian's Dublin based company Super Paua creates theatre with a strong social focus for children and teenagers. For the residency though, she's writing a solo show inspired by her Irish and New Zealand grandmothers as well as exploring Kiwi identity. Dec 03, 2017 01:45 pm
The fourth Measina Festival includes Le Moana's Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street a multi-media show based on a children's story by Patricia Grace, and a series of dances based on the experiences of young people in their communities. Dec 03, 2017 01:30 pm