Coming soon in 2017!
I’m really excited to be part of the °TEMP climate science and art festival in Auckland over the next month. Check out the two workshops I’m running below – can you join me?
Writing Cli-fi – Discussion with new climate change novelist Katherine Dewar
2pm Friday 17th March – Cafe Zone, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Mount Lebanon Lane (off Great North Rd), Henderson, 0612
In writing her debut novel ‘Ruby and the Blue Sky’, West-Auckland based author and activist Katherine Dewar predicted a flood, linked feminism and climate change pre-Trump and learned more than is normal about veterinarian treatments for polar bears. In the emerging genre of Cli-fi (climate fiction), which is mostly dystopic, Katherine has found herself a rare literary voice exploring positive change. Join Katherine for what is sure to be a lively discussion of the role of art in imagining climate solutions, of interest to any fans of fiction, sci-fi, art and climate action. To register message me here.
Creative writing workshop – writing extreme weather with novelist Katherine Dewar
2pm Friday 7th April -Cafe Zone, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Mount Lebanon Lane (off Great North Rd), Henderson, 0612
Join Katherine Dewar, author of debut novel ‘Ruby and the Blue Sky’, in a writing workshop to explore climate change through the lens of extreme weather events. Katherine will draw on her own experiences writing climate change thriller ‘Ruby and the Blue Sky’, the insights of her 15 year learning journey as a novelist, including study with Dame Fiona Kidman, and in teaching creative copy-writing professionally. Participants will be encouraged and supported to create a piece of writing during the class. This practical, creative session will appeal to budding writers of fiction and non-fiction as well as bloggers and campaigners. To register message me here.
Thursday & Friday February 23rd & 24th – I was delighted to take part in THREE events at La Fiesta in Whanganui. It really in NZ’s coolest little festival! I was part of a climate change and art panel that became an inspiring audience discussion, spilled the juice on my self-publishing experience and ran a workshop on writing messages for organisations and businesses. You can read all the details here >
Saturday November 5th – I exhibited at the NZ Book Festival alongside dozens of other local indie authors. The Festival was held at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall in Auckland. A great way to meet readers!
Sunday October 30th – Radio NZ 10 min interview with Lynn Freeman as part of Standing Room Only, New Zealand’s leading broadcast arts show. Listen to the recorded show at www.RadioNZ.co.nz
Thursday October 20th – Q&A event at Dunedin City Library with author quizzing by Dr Niki Bould of Ahika. Books sales by UBS Dunedin. All the details on the Facebook event page or Dunedin Libraries website.
Wednesday October 19th – interview with Radio One in Dunedin- talking writing, music and Ruby and the Blue Sky with Lauren Holland. www.91.co.nz
Saturday August 13th – Whanganui Winter Wonderfest – Author Q&A with Nicola Patrick. Have a look at the media coverage and video from the event, in which local writer and now elected Councillor Nicola Patrick quizzed me. Part of the fabulous arts festival organised by NZ Women of Influence finalist and Women’s Network Whanganui CEO, Carla Donson.
Sunday August 7th – Panelist on KickArts radio arts programme, Auckland
Friday July 15th – Worldwide launch of Ruby and the Blue Sky – The Adelphi, Leeds, UK. Read a round up of the launch and UK media coverage in my blog about it here.