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!
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
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
The Kokomai Festival is nearly upon us, so a great time to remind you that you can tune in to all the latest news and views about the Festival on 92.7FM (or click ‘listen live’ at Arrow FM) on Mondays at 1pm and again on Thursdays at 7pm. You can also follow the Kokomai Festival … More The Kokomai Festival… ways to listen
Top Writers in the Wairarapa Wairarapa Word, a literary event free and open to the public, announces its line-up for the rest of 2013: Anne Taylor, L E Scott, and Hinemoana Baker. Come along for a free afternoon on the first Sunday at 3pm at Almo’s Books, 42 High Street, Carterton. Anne Taylor, painter and … More Press Release: Wairarapa Word announces its line-up for the rest of 2013
Thursday 19th September @ 8pm Sunday 22nd September @ 10pm Thursday 26th September @ 8pm 92.7FM or click ‘listen live’ at Arrow FM Every once in a while you hear a singing voice that makes your spine tingle. And the effect isn’t limited to one genre of music. They could be singing soaring ballads, dramatic … More ReCooper8 in September – Susie Wilkins, The Handsome Family, and Kokomai Arts Fest!
It’s never much fun waiting in the doctor’s surgery. It’s up there with clearing customs and driving tests for things you’d rather not be doing. So, anything that makes it a more pleasant experience has got to be celebrated, I say! Next to the usual tattered copies of that’s life, Woman’s Day, and Hornby Magazine … More Poems in the Waiting Room
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
ReCooper8 airs this month on 92.7FM or http://www.arrowfm.co.nz on Thursday 16th May @ 8pm Sunday 19th May @ 10pm Thursday 23rd May @ 8pm I’ve just asked my friend Lucy and my husband Jez what they think the Tufty Club is. My husband said, “It’s a sex thing, isn’t it?”. Raised eyebrow. Lucy expressed a … More May Day! May Day! This month’s ReCooper8
My awesome friend Lucy, innovation specialist for the charities sector and director of LucyInnovation, is staying with us right now. She’s visiting from the UK, having been invited to speak at the recent FINZ Conference in Wellington, and will shortly go on to Santiago to deliver a series of lectures at the University of Buenos … More World Book Night – proof that you are never alone with a book!