Collage of NZ Festival of the Arts, Writers: 2020

Spot the 12 space monkeys. Thanks so much to the NZ Festival of the Arts and Verb for letting me cover the festival.

22 Februrary 2020

On Imagination: Elizabeth Knox giving the opening address at NZFA Writers’ festival

Bloodstone Cowboy: Kara Jackson and Courtney Sina Meredith in conversation

The Old Drift: Namwali Serpell in conversation with Whiti Hereaka

23 February 2020

An Indigenous Future: Maria Bargh, Jade Kake and Rebecca Kiddle discuss decolonisation with Leigh-Marama McLachlan

An Orchestra of Minorities: Chigozie Obioma in discussion with Brannavan Gnanalingan 

Kate Tempest: Kate Tempest in conversation with Tayi Tibble.

29 February 2020

City of Trees: Sophie Cunningham in conversation with Ingrid Horrocks.

Shakti: Rajorshi Chakraborti in conversation with Lynn Freeman about his new novel, Shakti.

Don’t Hold My Head Down: Lucy-Anne Holmes in conversation with Melody Thomas, discussing her book, Don’t Hold My Head Down.

1 March 2020

Many Hearts- a journey through love: Dame Fiona Kidman, Freya Daly Sadgrove and Tracey Slaughter discuss writing about love with Catherine Robertson

A Feminist Romance: Bronwyn Sell and Lucy-Anne Holmes discuss ‘women’s fiction’ with Catherine Robertson.

7 March 2020

Coming to Our Senses: Jessie Bray-Sharpin chairs Long Litt Woon and Laurence Fearnley

Celestial Bodies: Jokha Alharthi in conversation with Kiran Dass

The Cut out Girl: Bart van Es in conversation with Miri Young-Muir

The Joy of Queer Lit Salon: Chris Tse chairs Jackson Nieuwland, Alison Glenny, Janis Freegard, Emily Writes and Victor Rodger

8 March 2020

Writing Women’s Lives: Jokha Alharthi and Rijula Das in conversation with Kiran Das

Paula Green Poetry Shelf: Paula Green introduces: Karlo Mila, Simone Kaho, Gregory Kan, Jane Arthur, Tayi Tibble, Tusiata Avia and Joy Harjo

What Keeps Me Up at Night: Karlo Mila, Bart van Es and Rose Lu each give a short lecture on what keeps them up at night.

12 March 2020

Why Women are Better Under Socialism: Kristen Ghodsee in conversation with Kim Hill

14 March 2020

Blakwork: Anahera Gildea speaks to Alison Whittaker and Carwyn Jones

What Does My Future Look Like? Kinley Salmon, Hannah Critchlow and James Renwick look to the future and past, with Melissa Clarke-Reynolds.

Sex, Politics and Gender: Kathryn Ryan chairs a discussion on sex, politics and gender with Marilyn Waring and Kristen Ghodsee