“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.”
Next NZSA Northland Meeting
Saturday 31st October at 11.00 am, in the Hikurangi Hall. Open meeting. All welcome.
Writers will be invited to read an excerpt from their work. Karen Phillips will send the agenda, including directions for the venue.
Readings – Glass Houses and other stories
Karen Phillips will read from her short story collection.
- Mangonui Community Library Tuesday 6th October at 10:30
- Kaitaia Library Tuesday 20th October at 10:30.
Whangarei Fringe Festival 2020
Author talk – Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death
Thursday 15 October, 6pm, Whangārei Central Library
Join journalist Mary de Ruyter and award-winning author Caroline Barron (both NZSA members) as they discuss how Barron’s book, Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death (2020), explores motherhood, grief and trauma, and the search for identity. Dame Fiona Kidman describes Ripiro Beach as “one powerful read”. An RNZ reviewer calls it “honest and unsparing”, “a really compelling read”. Registration is essential due to limited seating; email libraryevents[ at]wdc.govt.nz.
NOTE: If Whangārei/Auckland are in level 2 close to the event date, the venue will change. Check www.whangareifringe.co.nz for updates.
Wednesday 21 October 7.30pm
Olivia Macassey poetry
Robert Davis cello
Piet Nieuwland poetry
Morgan McCaskill guitar
Maggie Buxton poetry
Nur Habibi Dancers
2020 Te Papa Tupu Awards
Congratulations to Northland writers: Deborah Williams (Ngāi Tahu), Whāngārei and Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa, Te Whakatōhea), Whāngārei, and to NorthTec graduate Ashlee Sturm (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Awa), Edgecumbe.
Deborah, Jade and Ashlee are three of the six Maori writers who have achieved Te Papa Tupu Awards this year!
NZSA Constitution Key Dates
7 October, Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm
NZSA will send out a zoom link for a one hour Q & A session with the NZSA National Board and NZSA lawyer Rich Shera to discuss the constitution.
Deadline for any motions for amendments
Send motions for amendments to firstname.lastname@example.org 6 weeks ahead of a Special General Meeting.
22 November, Sunday 10am -11am
Special General Meeting to be held by zoom on line.
VIEW THE NEW (DRAFT) CONSTITUTION HERE
John Smythe, who edits the website theatreview.org.nz is looking for writers who might be interested in reviewing the theatre shows happening during the Whangārei Fringe Festival this month. email@example.com
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