Off the Page 2021

Off the Page Writers Series 2021

DUE TO THE CURRENT CHANGE IN COVID-19 LOCKDOWN LEVELS ALL EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD. FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE IN DUE COURSE.

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

The events are free and open to the public. 

Off the Page is sponsored by the School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication and the Palmerston North City Library.

Venue and topics

Palmerston North

All events take place at the Palmerston North City Library (George Street Entrance), beginning with refreshments at 6.30pm.  Main events begin at 7pm.

Friday 26 March

Massey University's 2021 Visiting Artist - Writer, Mikaela Nyman

Friday 23 April

Rebecca Priestley and Sarah Laing

Friday 20 August


Friday 1 October

Tom Doig and Ingrid Horrocks, hosted by Catherine Knight


Octavia
Cade and Lee Murray, hosted by Gina Cole

Friday 20 August

Tom Doig and Ingrid Horrocks, hosted by Catherine Knight

Tom Doig

Dr Tom Doig is a literary journalist and academic based in Papaioea Palmerston North. His book Hazelwood (Penguin Random House) was nominated for the 2020 Walkley Book Award and Highly Recommended for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (Nonfiction). His book The Coal Face (Penguin Random House) won the Oral History Victoria Education Innovation Award. He is also the author of Moron to Moron (Allen & Unwin) and the editor of Living with the Climate Crisis (BWB). He works as a Research Impact Advisor at Massey University.

Ingrid Horrocks

Ingrid Horrocks is the author of Where We Swim  (VUP, 2021). Her previous books include Travelling with Augusta: 1835 and 1999  (VUP, 2003), Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility 1784–1814 (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and two collections of poetry. With Cherie Lacey, she is the co-editor of Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand  (VUP, 2016). She is a member of the NonfictioNOW International Board, and a Contributing NZ-Aotearoa Editor to the Sydney Review of Books. Ingrid teaches creative writing at Massey University and lives in Wellington.

Catherine Knight

Dr Catherine Knight is an award-winning writer, environmental historian and a policy practitioner. She is a Senior Associate at the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington and Honorary Research Associate at the School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University. She has published five books including Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand (Canterbury University Press), Nature and Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand (Totara Press, 2020) and New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history (Canterbury University Press, 2016).