“I started writing this when I was 17”: An interview with Christchurch writer Jack Hartley

All the other days by new author Jack Hartley is fresh off the printing press, and the book launch is happening at Tūranga on Monday 26 November 6pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. This week Jack Hartley filled me in on why he writes Young Adult fiction and what it means…
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NZ Bookshop Day 2018

Saturday 27th October is New Zealand Bookshop Day. Hurrah for the bookshop! There will be events, great deals on books and competitions too. Events Scorpio Books What: Author talks and readings, as well as an evening literary quiz. Author talk with Dr Simon Pollard at 10.30am (Simon is a spider biologist and award-winning author of The Genius…
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Horse tales – Soraya Nicholas and Stacy Gregg: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

Today I sat amongst a crowd of young girls, clutching their favourite horsey books - some even with their riding helmets on - to listen to Stacy Gregg and Soraya Nicholas telling Horse Tales at WORD Christchurch. I expected to enjoy myself, but I didn’t expect to feel myself brought to tears! Stacy, in her…
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Curiosities : Paula Morris and Tina Makereti: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

My next adventure was waiting for me at The Piano; a port in a storm after The Hunt for Moby-Dick at the Christchurch Art Gallery. Curiosity is the seed of adventure. For Paula Morris and Tina Makereti it has led to historically sensitive, lyrical works of fiction based on both fact and social myth.  Paula (Ngāti Wai) is…
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