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Off the Page Writers Series 2018

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 events take place at the Palmerston North City Library (Ground Floor).

For April and October events, join us for Open Mic at 6pm, followed by refreshments.  Main events begin at 7pm.

Thursday 15 March

Fair Borders? Panel discussion with David Hall, Arama Rata and Andrew Chen

Friday 16 March

A Tuai: a Traveller in Two Worlds with Alison Jones

Friday 20 April

New North Island Poetry with Chris Tse and Airini Beautrais, chaired by Helen Lehndorf 

Friday 18 May

An Evening with Amelie Lucas-Gary Randell Cottage Writer in Residence, chaired by France Grenaudier-Klijn

Friday 25 May

North meets South Poetry panel with visiting artist Lynley Edmeades and Wellington poet Louise Wallace, chaired by Tim Upperton

Friday 3 August

An Evening with Mandy Hager chaired by Tina Makereti

Friday 28 September

Ground-breaking Fiction with Dame Fiona Kidman and Tina Makereti, chaired by Thom Conroy

Friday 26 October

Creative Writing Showcase with Massey's 3rd Year Writers

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