PROGRAMME and TICKETS 2018

Here's where you'll find key information about the Words Will Work South Auckland Writers Festival. Don't forget to put the dates in your diary:

26–27 October 2018

Writing for Children Workshop with Robyn Murray
Writing for the Next Generations Workshop with Helen Tau’au Filisi
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Graphic Novels Workshop with Michel Mulipola
Performance Poetry Workshop with members of the South Auckland Poets Collective
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Friday Keynote: The 90-Minute Time-Travel Comic Interactive demonstration with Ant Sang and Brian Thurogood
Crime and Research panel discussion with Rosetta Allan, Ian Austin, Jacquie McRae and James George
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Saturday Keynote: Story Ideas come from the Life you have Lived with Janice Marriott
Elements of Creative Prose Writing workshop with Thalia Henry and Anne Kayes
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Day 1 - Friday 26 October 2018

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1:30pm – 3:00pm

 

Mangere East Library

 

Writing for Children

Workshop with Robyn Murray
Robyn has told and written children’s stories and short stories for many years.
In 2012 Robyn successfully published her children’s story, Roger the Rooster of Ambury Park Farm. Soon after, her second book The Spirit of Cameron was published. Robyn will start with a one hour talk on how to publish your book, followed by a question and answer session. Maximum attendees: 20 Early Bird tickets: $17.50 Late Bird: $20.00 Last Minute $22.50 plus fees More about Robyn
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3:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Mangere East Library

 

Writing for the Next Generations

Workshop with Helen Tau'au Filisi
Helen will share journey how she started writing and illustrating children's books.
Centred around important ancient Samoa stories, sites and principles as a result of her first Master's research project that she started in 1989 in Samoa, Helen will discuss some of the highlights, the frustrations and also joys of now having 2 series of books: tala o le vavau (ancient Samoan stories) and tala faasolopito (historical stories) currently comprising 6 titles. Helen is currently working as a kaiako/tutor-lecturer at Te Wananga o Aotearoa in the Indigenous research space. Maximum participants: 20 Early Bird tickets: $12.50 Late Bird: $15.00 Last Minute $17.50 plus fees More about Helen
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4:00pm – 5:30pm

 

Mangere East Community Centre

 

Graphic Novels

Workshop with Michel Mulipola
The Art of Comics with Michel Mulipola
"As a child of Mangere, I am excited to bring my four-colour comic world to Words Will Work NZ in Mangere this October!" Michel Mulipola graphic novel workshop at Words Will Work 2018   Maximum attendees: 20 Early Bird tickets: $17.50 Late Bird: $20.00 Last Minute $22.50 plus fees More about Michel
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5:45pm – 6:30pm

 

Mangere East Bowling Club

 

Official Opening

Enjoy the lead-up to some wonderful workshops and speakers. Rub shoulders with the authors, meet the organisers, all while enjoying nibblies and refreshments.
Maximum attendees: 50 Tickets: $5.00 plus fees
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6:30pm – 8:30pm

 

Mangere East Community Centre

 

Performance Poetry

Workshop with members of the South Auckland Poets Collective
Workshop on Performance Poetry.
This will be a 90-minute spoken word poetry workshop led by members of the South Auckland Poets Collective, giving you a space to connect with others, reflect on your journey and express who you are. The workshop will be followed by a 30 minute open mic. Everybody is welcome, both seasoned poets or if it is the first time you are flexing your creative skills in this way. Maximum attendees: 50 Tickets: $5.00 plus fees
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6:30pm – 8:30pm

 

Metro Theatre

 

Friday Keynote: The 90-Minute Time-Travel Comic

Interactive demonstration with Ant Sang and Brian Thurogood
Join Ant Sang, author (with Michael Bennett) of the recently released time-travel graphic novel Helen and the Go-Go Ninjas, for a lively, interactive demonstration and workshop.
In 90 minutes Ant and Brian will create a short comic with the help of you, the audience. This is a rare opportunity to delve into the creative process of developing characters, writing storylines and drawing comic art with two award-winning authors. Followed by a 30-minute question and answer session. Maximum attendees: 140 Early Bird tickets: $15.00 Late Bird: $17.50 Last Minute $20.00 plus fees More about Ant

Day 2 - Saturday 27 October 2018

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9:00am – 10:30am

 

Mangere East Community Centre Classroom

 

For Young People aged 16-25

Workshop with Ros Ali and Jo Emeney
16-25s, challenge your fears! Banish your writing demons—or maybe, loose them on the world and tell your stories!
Maximum attendees: 20 Early Bird tickets: $17.50 Late Bird: $20.00 Last Minute $22.50 plus fees More about Ros and Jo
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9:00m – 10:30am

 

Mangere East Community Centre Conference Room

 

Memoir

Workshop with Deborah Shepard
Memoir is the ideal genre for people young and old, to discover their writing voice because this is your story, you know it best. You have the skills to express your experience in your own words.
On this workshop with experienced teacher Deborah Shepard, you will be introduced to techniques that will assist you to unlock your creative voice in a safe and friendly environment. The session will also include a talk on the joy of writing memoir, a definition of memoir and an introduction to a reading list including excerpts from some of the great autobiographies and memoirs. There will also be a writing exercise: 'A defining childhood memory'. Maximum attendees: 10 Early Bird tickets: $24.50 Late Bird: $27.00 Last Minute $28.00 plus fees More about Deborah
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9:30am – 10:30am

 

Metro Theatre

 

Changing the Lens

Workshop with Jacquie McRae
Margaret Atwood said that if you're struggling to get writing, you’re afraid of something. In a survey of other writers, a common denominator stopping people writing was some version of fear, which is often heavily disguised.
This discussion will explore this and offer some techniques that we can use. We’ll talk about shitty first drafts and the value of ‘not knowing’ and how this can lead to amazing discoveries. Sometimes we arrive at a solution by changing the way we look at it. Maximum attendees: 125 Early Bird tickets: $12.50 Late Bird: $15.00 Last Minute $17.50 plus fees More about Jacquie
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10:30am – 11:00am

 

Morning Tea

Relax a little
The East Village Cafe, famous in Mangere East, is just outside the Metro Theatre door.
 
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11:00m – 12:00pm

 

Metro Theatre

 

Crime and Research

Panel discussion with Rosetta Allan, Ian Austin, Jacquie McRae and James George. 
We are thrilled to have these exciting authors bringing you their shared experiences. We will find out who done it, why they did it and when will it [the research] end!
James George teaches creative writing at AUT in Auckland on both the B.A. and M.C.W. programmes. His novels include: Wooden Horses, Hummingbird, Ocean Roads and Sleepwalkers Songs. Rosetta Allan's debut, bestseller novel, Purgatory was based on the 1865 Otahuhu murders. Rosetta is currently completing a second novel based in Kazakhstan and Russia. Ian Austin is a former Hampshire detective so he knows about crime first hand — certainly enough to write a book or three about. Jacquie McRae has published several short stories and more recently, The Scent of Apples, a book that has gripped and inspired many young people. Andrea Jutson will introduce the panel. Andrea Jutson is a crime writer who hails from Auckland. Senseless published 2005, The Darkness Looking Back published 2008 and Cursed unpublished but shortlisted for the 2011 Tessa Duder Award. Maximum attendees: 125 Early Bird tickets: $12.50 Late Bird: $15.00 Last Minute $17.50 plus fees More about Rosetta and Ian :: More about Jacquie :: More about James
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12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

Lunch

Chat with friends
Chat with friends, old and new :)
 
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1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Metro Theatre

 

Saturday Keynote: Story Ideas come from the Life you have Lived

With Janice Marriott
When you are searching for a story it is easy to overlook the little things that we all know but we all share. With Janice's light touch, the small becomes enriched and the unassailable an adventure. Join her and be inspired by the small moments that make up each day.
Janice is a multi- award-winning writer of novels, memoir, short stories, children’s books, songs, radio stories, documentaries, plays and TV scripts. Maximum attendees: 125 Early Bird tickets: $12.50 Late Bird: $15.00 Last Minute $17.50 plus fees More about Janice
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2:15pm – 3:45pm

 

Mangere East Community Centre Classroom

 

Elements of Creative Prose Writing

Workshop with Thalia Henry and Anne Kayes
This workshop will explore how to gradually introduce and reveal character. We will also investigate how we can better use language to create mood when we write.
The workshop will include an examination of techniques with examples, discussion of how we can apply these and practical exercises that you can use. Thalia's use of prose in her debut novel, Beneath Pale Water, invites the reader to experience the setting rather than simply observe it. Anne's Tui Street Tales won the Tom Fitzgibbon award in 2016 and it is a master class in reimagined fairy tales. Anne’s deep understanding of the social context and history behind fairy tales brought back realism, depth and hope to a genre that has been sanitised and watered down over the centuries. Maximum attendees: 25 Early Bird tickets: $22.50 Late Bird: $25.00 Last Minute $27.50 plus fees More about Anne and Thalia
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2:15pm – 3:45pm

 

Mangere East Community Centre

 

Your Life, your Words

A life-writing workshop with Jane Bissell
There are many aspects of life we can mine for stories, and no one can tell the story of your life like you can.
Your voice, experiences, and memories are unique to you. Let’s make a start with getting those stories down! In this workshop we'll look at how you can turn your life experiences into stories and personal history, and enhance your writing with creativity, colour, and character. Discussions, writing exercises, and practical tips and tools will help you kick-start your ideas and write the stories only you can tell. Come with pen, paper, tablets, laptops etc as there will be writing exercises. Maximum attendees: 20 Early Bird tickets: $22.50 Late Bird: $25.00 Last Minute $27.50 plus fees More about Jane
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4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Mangere East Community Centre

 

Self-Publishing Your Book

Workshop with Brian Thurogood
With 30 years of experience in publishing and broadcast, from writer to editor to publisher, Brian has also needed to navigate the wonderful new (and confusing) world of the internet and social media and Amazon publishing – and all the headaches those ‘opportunities' pose for authors.
In brief, a self-publishing author needs to become his own publisher for all critical decisions. These include:
  • Developmental Editing Process
  • Proofing Processes
  • Cover Design and Interior Typographical Design
  • Bulk Printing or Print-on-Demand
  • Market Research
  • Website creation and maintenance
  • Social Media platforms and maintenance
  • To ‘Amazon’ your book(s) or Not
  • eBook options
  • Book Launches and Personal Appearances
And the most important role of the self-publisher is to keep the author’s writing regime on track!!
Maximum attendees: 50 Early Bird tickets: $12.50 Late Bird: $15.00  Last Minute $17.50 plus fees
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4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

Metro Theatre

 

The Newest Thing: Readings

With Anne Kennedy and graduating students of the Manukau Institute of Technology
Come along and hear the fresh, innovative voices of the graduating Creative Writing class from Manukau Institute of Technology School of Creative Arts.
With Azhar Khan, Cinta To'a, Damian Pereira, Gabriel Faatau`uu-Satiu, Kyla Dela Cruz, Marcus Hawkins, and Tsitsi Mapepa. Introduced by MIT Creative Writing Lecturer, Anne Kennedy.
Maximum attendees: 125
Please register to attend. Admission by koha at the door

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We hope to see you at the Words Will Work - South Auckland Writers Festival.

Tickets for some sessions may sell out prior to the festival. Book now.

  • Early Bird ticket sale ends 30 September 2018
  • Late Bird ticket sale ends 24 October 2018
  • Last Minute tickets where available begins 25 October 2018
  • Door-sales during the festival are cash-only. Allow time to be directed to our administration desk at a nearby venue
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