Yarns in Barns is Wairarapa’s Festival of Reading, and it’s back in 2020 with an eclectic range of book-themed events held in venues across the valley. Check out this short interview with the Festival’s creative director, David Hedley, to find out what you can enjoy across the region between 8-18th October 2020.
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
This isn’t as vintage as some of my other pieces as part of my Featherston Revival (it was first published in November 2016), but the subject matter certainly is – vintage computers! Listen again to local writer, Alex Cruickshank, about his fascinating collection of old computers that have given him at least 20 ways to … More Featherston Stories #8
Lucy interviews Alex Cruickshank, writer, geek (self-confessed) and collector of 1980s computer technology. … More Episode 1 – Thank you Mr President. No, really…
Of course, every day is NZ Music Month at Arrow FM 92.7FM, where we only play 100% NZ music (when we aren’t broadcasting your wonderful shows!). But, cos’ I’ve been left on me own this month, I’ve gone NZ Music crazy – names get all mixed up when we play a track from the latest EP … More May Day! It’s NZ Music Month
I’ve been a slack alice on the blog front, and it’s not going to improve with this blog post, that’s for sure! So here it is, short and sweet! Tune in 92.7FM tonight (or listen live here) for Enrico’s reviews of Her, Stand Up Guys and the latest in the Super Man franchise; Anne Taylor’s … More ReCooper8 Tonight at 8pm…
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
What a great way to have finished off the year’s broadcasting, with a lovely chat with Johanna Knox, author, editor, tutor and so much more besides! Click the file below to listen again to my interview with Johanna! Thanks again to Ladybirds, ReCooper8’s wonderful sponsor, and to all the show’s listeners and followers! I look … More Interview with author Johanna Knox
Welcome, welcome to the ReCooper8 Christmas Special blog post, to accompany the Christmas Special ReCooper8 Broadcast, beaming out to a radio near you on: Thursday 19th December @ 8pm Sunday 22nd December @ 10pm Thursday 26th December @ 8pm on Arrow FM, 92.7FM, or click listen live right here. I’ve got a great gin-infused* show … More ReCooper8’s Christmas Special, feat. author Johanna Knox
Wairarapa Word presents: SATURDAY 14 Dec – Wairarapa Word has hired a stall to offer a range of books by Wairarapa-based writers. A good selection of children’s books, poetry, cookbooks, local history, and more. Where? Cobblestones Museum Market, Greytown, 10-1, free entry SUNDAY 15 Dec – Wairarapa Word has put together a variety show, the 12 Nights of Christmas, with stories, poems, and … More Festive ‘Wairarapa Word’ Happenings over the weekend!