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When:

Fri 7 May 2010, 9:00am
Sat 8 May 2010, 9:00am
Sun 9 May 2010, 9:00am

Where: Rawene, Parnell St, Rawene, Hokianga

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Friday:
-- Workshop for children with Michele Leggott and Helen Sword.
-- Junior workshop/reading with Candice Reading.
-- Launch and distribution of children’s poetry book.
-- Evening poetry, story telling and music at Dallon’s studio: selected guests and locals. There will be a late ferry to Kohukohu.

Saturday:
-- Short powhiri and cup of tea.
-- Poetry Panel: Poetry in the 21st. Century: Michel, Helen, Aroha Harris, Mark Laurent.
-- Morning Tea.
-- Writing picture books from a Maori perspective: Candice Reading.
-- Launch 2 of children’s poetry collection: children reading poems.
-- Lunch: soup & bread available at hall for $5, or visit local cafés Zana Bell.
-- Bookstalls: Paper Plus, NZSA members and second-hand, local publications.
-- History Panel: Fiction, history and the spaces between
-- Afternoon Tea
-- Get into Print: presentation by Robin Hoare
-- Taking Control of your Book: publishing in the digital age. Candice to introduce topic and discuss her own experience, followed by a panel discussion - Candice, Mark, Robin, and Helen. Chair: Janine McVeagh
-- Conclusion and karakia.

Sunday:
-- Village Arts Gallery, Kohukohu (ferry leaves at half past the hour). 11 am: Launch of Tony Watkins’ new book.
-- Optional: Lunch at Waterline Cafe followed by music with Mark and Brenda.
-- Ongoing - Poetic Licence exhibition at Village Arts Gallery, Kohukohu