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Ladies' Litera-Tea


Sun 4 Nov 2018, 1:00pm–5:30pm

Where: Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Silver Rd, Epsom, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Ladies' Litera-Tea: $65.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Carole Beu

An afternoon of women's words, wit & wisdom served with a lavish afternoon tea.

1pm Catherine Robertson – 'Gabriel’s Bay'
This smart, heart-warming, funny book vividly evokes a small NZ community. A lively reviewer on radio & in the Listener, Catherine creates quirky, believable characters.

1:20pm Alison Jones – 'Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds'
A wonderfully written & illustrated account, with Kuni Kaa Jenkins, of early Maori & Pakeha encounters in industrial England. 2018 Ockham NZ Book Award Winner

1:40pm Tayi Tibble – 'Poukahangatus'
Full of swagger & boldness & heart, with some quietly intimate pieces, this work from a new Wellington poet covers family, friendship, fashion, sex, pop culture & her own ancestry.

1:55pm Kirsten Warner – 'The Sound of Breaking Glass'
A lively & moving debut novel set in Auckland in the 90s. Christel is dealing with being a mother, an activist, working in reality TV & being the child of a Holocaust survivor.

2:15pm Joanne Drayton – 'Hudson & Halls: The Food of Love'
The love story of two TV chefs who, with charm & spontaneity, captivated viewers & helped change 70s & 80s attitudes to homosexuality. NY Times bestselling NZ author.

2:35pm Jo Seagar – 'Better Than a Bought One'
Jo’s catch-cry ’Easy peasy’ & her down-to-earth humour have endeared her to the nation. Celebrate with maximum effect & minimum effort - ‘There’s more to food than nutrients’!

2:55pm Afternoon Tea – With lamingtons, melting moments, asparagus rolls and more!

3:35pm Lizzie Marvelly – 'That F Word: Growing Up Feminist in Aotearoa'
This feisty columnist, musician & activist challenges traditional expectations & gender imbalances in NZ society, shares her own experiences, & celebrates Kiwi women.

3:55pm Maire Leadbeater – 'See No Evil: New Zealand’s Betrayal of the People of West Papua'
Based on meticulous research & decades of activism, a shocking & insightful call for self-determination in West Papua.

4:15pm Melinda Williams – 'Eco Homes: Smart Ideas for Sustainable NZ Homes'
Packed full of practical, accessible information & inspirational photographs; from the former editor of Urbis magazine & current design editor of Viva.

4:35pm Charlotte Grimshaw – 'Mazarine'
Frances has a troubled relationship with her mother & her ‘ex’, & her daughter has ‘vanished’ - an unsettling, intriguing novel about identity, terrorism & politics in NZ & abroad.

4:55pm Mary McCallum – 'XYZ of Happiness'
Poems of happiness - as it comes, when it’s missing & when it’s hoped for – from novelist, poet, songwriter & publisher of small but perfectly formed independent Makaro Press.

5:10pm Michele A’Court – 'How We Met: The Ways Great Love Begins'
This delightful feminist comedian has interviewed couples about getting together & staying together – magical, delicious, fun!

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