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New Zealand Young Writers Festival

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Story and Spirit, Language and Heart( 1:8:3)       
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This panel discussion, moderated by Fran Kewene, consists of Eva Grace Mullaley and Zac James from Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, and Jess Thompson Carr (aka Maori Mermaid). The topic: How language and culture shapes our story telling. This event was part of the New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019)
Published: 10/9/2019 6:03:21 PM
Fear Factor – Covering Yourself in Snakes for Fun( 1:53:57)       
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In this panel discussion and reading, Eliana Gray, Jordan Hamel and a panel of terrified guests discuss what they are really afraid of. Please Note, this recording includes strong language. This event was part of the New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019)
Published: 10/9/2019 6:01:50 PM
Studio Vignettes – an Exhibition and Readings( 0:36:8)       
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Curated by Isla Thomas, Studio Vignettes was designed as a hub for students and young people to showcase their own and experience each other’s work, including small books or zines. In this event, we will hear from a few of the artists involved in the exhibition. This event was part of the New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019)
Published: 10/9/2019 5:46:39 PM
New Zealand Young Writers Festival - Interview with Nathan Joe( 0:7:39)       
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A pre-festival chat with Ōtautahi based playwriter and theatre-maker Nathan Joe - The inaugural NZYWF Writer in Residence throughout September. New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019) visit youngwritersfest.nz for event details
Published: 9/30/2019 4:00:00 PM
New Zealand Young Writers Festival - Interview with Isla Thomas( 0:14:9)       
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A pre-festival chat with Isla Thomas - Curator for the 'Studio Vignettes - Exhibition and Readings' event. New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019) visit youngwritersfest.nz for event details.
Published: 9/30/2019 4:00:00 PM
Colour Between The Lines: Decolonising Literature( 0:56:39)       
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The programme you are about to hear, “Colour Between The Lines: Decolonising Literature”, was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival. This Trans-Tasman Talanoa includes Winnie Dunn and Phoebe Grainer from the Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement, and the Auckland-based pair of Pasifika playwright Leki Jackson-Bourke, and columnist Miriama Aoake. They korero about how their writing practices contribute to continuous acts of decolonisation.
Published: 9/13/2018 11:30:00 AM
The Most Terrifying Children’s Book Ever( 0:58:51)       
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On this the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, maybe it’s time to reflect on what are our greatest horror masterpieces. The programme you are about to hear, “The Most Terrifying Children’s Book Eve”, was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival. Craig Cliff and a group of overactive imaginations argue that it’s not Mary Shelley, Anne Rice or Stephen King we should be most afraid of, but rather Maurice Sendak, Lynley Dodd or Margaret Wise Brown.
Published: 9/13/2018 11:30:00 AM
Tales from the Sweatshop: A Western Sydney Showcase( 0:49:31)       
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Sweatshop is a literacy movement based in Western Sydney, devoted to empowering groups and individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds through training and employment in creative and critical writing. In the programme you are about to hear, we hear from Sweatshop’s Winnie Dunn, Phoebe Grainer and Shirley Le. “Tales from the Sweatshop: A Western Sydney Showcase” was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival.
Published: 9/13/2018 10:45:00 AM
The Blaming of the Shrew: From the Frontlines of Contemporary Feminism( 0:58:26)       
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125 years after women won the vote in Aotearoa New Zealand, we’ve still got a long way to go. The programme you are about to hear, “The Blaming of the Shrew: From the Frontlines of Contemporary Feminism” was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival. On this panel, journalists Sasha Borissenko and Eleanor Ainge Roy, and Shirley Le from Sweatshop Sydney discuss pay equity, intersectional feminism, and the difficulties of balancing privacy and the public interest in the #MeToo era.
Published: 9/13/2018 10:45:00 AM