Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Page & Blackmore Readers & Writers in Nelson
Lucky old Nelson – most sunshine in the country and the best bookshop. Page and Blackmore just reclaimed this title in time for the Readers and Writers’ line up they sponsor each year as part of the Nelson Arts Festival (Oct 11-28 2013).
This year’s programme features Lloyd Jones new memoir A History of Silence, Rosemary McLeod’s With Bold Needle and Thread (on sewing and social change), Kate de Goldi reading to children, young adult writer Karen Healey in discussion with a teen panel on her dystopian look into the future When We Wake, Sir Alan Mark’s book on alpine plants, a new Craig Potton Publishing book on 25 years of WearableArt, poetry with Bill Manhire on the lawn at Woollaston Vineyards and quite a lot more.
A feature of this festival is its dynamic Thinking Brunches – panel discussions in the Granary Festival café at historic Founders Park. This year visiting writers and a few bold locals will debate climate change in the first of these; while the second looks into the arts and how they should be funded, with the line up including the Minister of Arts & Culture, Hon Chris Finlayson.
The Nelson Arts Festival runs from October 11-28. The 14 Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers’ sessions are clustered in the three weekends of the festival.
Programme released on August 9, when the website will go live at nelsonartsfestival.co.nz
The Nelson Arts Festival is presented by the Nelson City Council as a celebration for locals and an added attraction for visitors.