Interview with New Zealand author, Dame Fiona Kidman

I have been very fortunate to record an interview with New Zealand author, Dame Fiona Kidman, ahead of her two appearances at Featherston Booktown 2019. In this chat, Dame Fiona talks about her progression as a writer, her love of the short story form, the state of gender equality, and what you can expect if … More Interview with New Zealand author, Dame Fiona Kidman

Wairarapa Word this month feat. Madeleine Slavick

20 Years of Making Books and Still Happy – an hour with the author, Madeleine Slavick – Sunday, 2 March, 3pm, Almo’s Books, 42 High St, Carterton Wairarapa Word presents “20 Years of Making Books and Still Happy” with author, editor, publisher, and photographer Madeleine Slavick, who will perform some of her writing, and discuss a selection of her 30+ … More Wairarapa Word this month feat. Madeleine Slavick

Wairarapa Word, this Sunday, 3rd November

A reminder that it’s wairarapa word this Sunday 3 November 3pm at Almo’s Books, 42 High St, Carterton and the guest writer this month is Christine Hunt Daniell.   Christine has authored four books, with Just an orange for Christmas – Stories from the Wairarapa her most recent title. Published earlier this year, the book took her six years to create … More Wairarapa Word, this Sunday, 3rd November

Interview with Christine Hunt Daniell

Just an Orange for Christmas: Stories from the Wairarapa is Christine Hunt Daniell’s latest book, which uses material from interviews with  ‘old- timers’ to (as the Harper Collins NZ website says) “preserve more than the bland surface details of regional history”. I had the pleasure of talking to Christine over a skype connection just after the … More Interview with Christine Hunt Daniell

Word up! Wairarapa Word, 2nd June, Almo’s Books, Carterton

Wairarapa Word presents Eileen Van Trigt author of Beneath the Oak Trees, Sportin Life: Limericks and Close Encounters of the Furred (and Feathered) Kind Wairarapa Word is an event for poetry, comedy, stories and more.  Each month, a writer is featured and an open mike is held for everyone to share work.  This month, the featured writer … More Word up! Wairarapa Word, 2nd June, Almo’s Books, Carterton