Etched in pain

Chronic pain is one of many invisible disabilities - invisible, that is, unless you suffer from it, or are close with someone who does. The statistics are quite bad; according to the Chronic Pain health report from Arthritis New Zealand, as many as one in six New Zealanders will suffer some kind of chronic pain…
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The Art of the Novel

It's 8:15 on Sunday morning and there's already a queue of at least thirty people waiting to get into the free 'Art of the Novel' session. It's not due to start till 9am and by the time I'm half way through my coffee the line stretches round the corner and out of sight. The room…
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Auckland Writers Festival 2015

Christchurch City Libraries connected you with the Auckland Writers Festival on from 13 to 17 May 2015 at the Aotea Centre. A team of library staff — Alison Rodgers, Zac McCallum, Masha Oliver, and Donna Robertson — covered the Auckland Writers Festival. Our AWF15 blog posts Anna Smaill – from a writing musician to a…
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What matters – Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. His Auckland Writers Festival session was sold out, and I can see why. He explains the most important stuff about life, and does it in an interesting and engaging way. His latest book Being Mortal looks at "the realities of aging and dying in his…
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Satirists at large – Steve Braunias and David Slack

Writer and editor Stephen Stratford (@stephenstra) (blogging at Quote Unquote) joined two of Aotearoa's top satirists to discuss satirical writing at the Auckland Writers Festival. The aforementioned satirists: Steve Braunias, author of Madmen and the always en pointe "The Secret diary of ..." in the NZ Herald David Slack, Metro contributor - known for his…
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