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Off the Page Writers Series 2017

The Off the Page Writers series features some of New Zealand’s best writers. Past readers have included Bill Manhire, Elizabeth Knox, Owen Marshall, Fiona Farrell and Vincent O’Sullivan.

The events are free and open to the public. 

Off the Page is sponsored by the School of English and Media Studies and the Palmerston North City Library.

Venue and topics

Palmerston North

All talks take place at the Palmerston North City Library, except for Manawatu Writer's Festival (to be held at the Fielding Library).

Friday 17 March

Launch of The Earth Cries Out by Bonnie Etherington hosted by Kim Worthington

Friday 7 April

Open Mike and Poetry Showcase with Hera Lindsay Bird and Bill Nelson hosted by Tim Upperton

Saturday 8 April

Poetry Workshop with Hera Lindsay Bird 

Friday 12 May

Open Mike and Crime Fiction Panel hosted by Library Staff

Saturday 17 June

Open Mike

Sunday 18 June

Playwriting Workshop with Angie Farrow

Friday 21 July

Open Mike and Launch of Metadrama and the Informer in Shakespeare and Jonson hosted by Thom Conroy

Saturday 22 July

Short Fiction Workshop with Owen Marshall

Friday 11 August

Open Mike and Launch of Home (readings by Tina Makereti, Thom Conroy, Helen Lehndorf ) hosted by Thom Conroy

Friday 12 August

Creative Non-Fiction Workshop with Thom Conroy

6 – 13 September

Manawatu Writer’s Festival (Feilding Library)

Friday 6 October

Open Mike and Wahine Toa with Patricia Grace and Gina Cole hosted by Tina Makereti

Saturday 7 October

Writing Workshop Tina Makereti

Download the full programme of events.

Off the Page 2017 (147 KB)

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