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Write On with Beverly Martens

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Write On with Beverly Martens - 12-06-2024 - Interesting interview with local authors - Penelope Todd and Majella Cullinane( 0:48:33)       
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Interesting interview with local authors - Beverly chats with two acclaimed writers: Penelope Todd and Majella Cullinane about their new books: a novel, and poetry collection, respectively, with the common theme of Matriarchy. Firstly, Penelope shares the challenges and delights of writing about the life and times of her grandmother, "Nell" while Majella's third poetry collection, "Meantime" (dedicated to her Irish mam), traverses dealing with grief and loss half an uncrossable world away- during the Covid-19 pandemic. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 12/06/2024 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Beverly Martens - 08-05-2024 - Interviewing Southern writers - Kathryn Van Beek, Carolijn Guytonbeck and Kyle Mewburn( 0:55:18)       
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Interviewing Southern writers - This month I chat with Kathryn Van Beek (one of the editors) and Carolijn Guytonbeck (one of the contributors) to "OTHERHOOD" an important new anthology of essays by women who for a myriad of reasons are NOT mothers in the traditional, societally-expected sense. Then I catch up with acclaimed Central Otago children's author Kyle Mewburn, about the long and winding road to publishing her 'first' adult novel 'SEWING MOONLIGHT' Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 8/05/2024 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Beverly Martens - 10-04-2024 - In-depth interviews with NZ writers and their work - Karen McMillan and Mikaela Nyman( 0:49:26)       
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In-depth interviews with NZ writers and their work - This month Beverly chats with prolific author Karen McMillan, about her new historical romance ('Turbulent Threads') set in Victorian Dunedin. Then she has an in-depth catch up with 2024 Burns' Fellow, Mikaela Nyman (who writes in both English and Swedish) about her creative priorities for the year ahead. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 10/04/2024 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Beverly Martens - 13-03-2024 - Creatives involved in the Dunedin Fringe Festival - Cindy Diver and Dr Chris Brickell( 0:45:23)       
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Creatives involved in the Dunedin Fringe Festival - My first guest is Professional Theatre Maker Cindy Diver, who is directing 'LAVVIES2' in this year's Festival. We chat about the show's specifics plus the challenges of presenting it in a non-theatre space. Then we delve back into some of the highlights of Cindy's 30+ year creative career - such as her award-winning verbatim play 'The Keys are in the Margarine' (about dementia), and her two heart-warming Lockdown response projects: 'Resilience' and' Random Acts of Art' Then, in support of Pride Month I replay my interview with Dr Chris Brickell, who co-edited The Robert Lord Diaries. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 13/03/2024 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Beverly Martens - 14-02-2024 - News and views about local writers - Jan McEwen and Liz Breslin( 0:53:6)       
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News and views about local writers - This month Beverly chats with the exec director of the Michel King Writers' Centre, Jan McEwen, about the beautiful Signalman's Cottage in Devonport where the Centre is based, the various writers' residencies the Centre offers, along with the wider opportunities to also stay and write there as a visiting writer. Beverly's second guest is the inimitable Otago-based writer, poet and performer Liz Breslin. Liz's pressing mission is to attend a Language Conference in Boston next month, but we also discuss her wider creative practice. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 14/02/2024 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Beverly Martens - 10-01-2024 - For and about local writers - Dr April-Rose Geers and Kathryn Van Beek( 0:49:51)       
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This month Beverly chats with UBS Emerging Writer in Residence, and poet-activist, Dr April-Rose Geers about the complex creative nonfiction memoir she will be working on while in Dunedin. Then, later in the show, Beverly chats with out-going 2023 Burns' Fellow Kathryn Van Beek who reflects on the highs, lows, challenges (and pressures) of this unique year-long creative opportunity. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 10/01/2024 1:30:00 p.m.
Write On with Beverly Martens - 13-12-2023 - Interviewing Local Writers - Ian Dougherty and Anna Hoek-Sims( 0:42:19)       
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Interviewing Local Writers - This month Beverly talks with regional historian and journalist Ian Dougherty, who has written over 30 books about local figures, families and organisations, including his latest updated book: The Steepest Street in the World... Baldwin Street here in Dunedin. This is followed by a chat with UBS's Retail Manager, Anna Hoek-Sims, and her recommendations of the perfect novels and memoirs to enjoy at the bach or the beach over the Summer Break. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 13/12/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Beverly Martens - 11-10-2023 - Dr Chris Brickell and Kitty Brown with Jen Stokes( 0:41:46)       
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Dr Chris Brickell and Kitty Brown with Jen Stokes Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 11/10/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Beverly Martens - 13-09-2023 - Dr Susan Wardell and Vanda Symon( 0:52:1)       
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Dr Susan Wardell and Vanda Symon Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 13/09/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Vanda Symon - 09-08-2023 - Bronwyn Wylie Gibb and also Maxine Alterio, Penelope Todd and Carolyn McCurdie( 0:52:4)       
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Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 9/08/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Vanda Symon - 12-07-2023 - Fiona Farrell and Beverly Martens( 0:47:6)       
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Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 12/07/2023 4:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Vanda Symon - 10-05-2023 - Rachel Stedman and Kathryn van Beek( 0:49:57)       
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Rachel Stedman and Kathryn van Beek. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 10/05/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Vanda Symon - 12-04-2023 - Paul Sorrell and Laurence Fearnley( 0:50:8)       
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Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 12/04/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Vanda Symon - 08-03-2023 - David Eggleton and David Elliot( 0:50:46)       
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David Eggleton and David Elliot. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 8/03/2023 1:00:00 p.m.
Write On with Vanda Symon - 08-02-2023 - Sue Wootton and Daphne Lee( 0:50:57)       
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Sue Wootton and Daphne Lee - Vanda chats to Sue Wootton, publisher at Otago University Press and Daphne Lee talks about her Fossil treasures of Foulden Maar book. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
Published: 8/02/2023 2:15:00 p.m.

Write On is hosted by Beverly Martens, a Dunedin-based writer and founder of Dunedin Literary Walking Tours. In each show, Beverly interviews local writers and people involved in the book industry. She also promotes local events and shares some good music. Write On with Beverly Martens is presented on behalf of the Otago Southland Branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors and has been created with generous support from the University Book Shop.


Host: Beverly Martens

Produced By: Otago Access Radio

Language: English

Category: Arts and Literature

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