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While You Were Sleeping: Manawatu Book Fair


Fri 12 Oct 2012, 1:00pm–5:30pm
Sat 13 Oct 2012, 10:00am–1:00pm

Where: Palmerston North Central Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

A local version of the Frankfurt Book Fair, happening at the same time as the Frankfurt Book Fair!

Come and meet and listen to some local writers, browse (and buy!) their books.

Friday 12 October, Mezzanine Floor:

1pm: Children's fiction with Diana Neild and Josephine Van Den Berg
1.35pm: Adult fiction with Fran Byrd, Gayle Cresswell, Dave Hayward, John Muir (John will also talk about self-publishing), Christine Leunens.
3pm: Autobiography with Mike Nicolaidi and Rolf Panny
3.30pm: Poetry with Bryan Walpert, Helen Lehndorf and Dell Panny
4pm: Non-fiction with Pat White and Dell Panny
4.30pm- 5.30pm: Books available for sale.

Saturday 13 October:

10am: Children's fiction with Margaret Beames
10.25: Photography with Helmut Hirler
10.40: Young adult fiction with Kenn Benn
11am: Adult fiction with Sean Monaghan, Dave Hayward, Sebastian Hales
11.35: Bryan Walpert reads a short story
11.45: Quiz a fiction writer - a chance to ask local fiction writers about their craft
12-1pm: Books available for sale

Biographies of participating writers available here:,listing,196,book-fair-in-palmerston-north.html

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