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Friday Night, 9 Sept

TimeSessionAuthor/NameNotesTicket Price
7.00pmMihi   
7.20pmThe Curnow ReaderEmma Neale  
7.40pmThe Sir Graeme Douglas Orator
Maualaivao Albert Wendt  
8.15pmPerformance
Stuff I Forgot to Tell My Daughter
Michèle A’Court  
9.30pmSupper/Bar Open   
    Total

$45.00 GA
$35.00 Conc

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Saturday, 10 Sept

TimeSessionNameModeratorTicket Price
8.30amCoffee/Tea   
8.55am

Telling our Tales

Malcolm Paterson shares the tale of underground volcanic pathways, one thread in the rich tapestry of stories of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Malcolm Paterson 

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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9.15am

Stories of life and death

Dr David Galler shares insightful, human stories from a physician’s viewpoint with Glenn Colquhoun, following tangents on life, death, medicine and writing.

Dr David GallerGlenn Colqhoun

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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10.30amMorning Tea  $5.00
11.00am

From the mouth of the river

Dr Marama Muru-Lanning and Dr Mike Joy explore the place of the river in New Zealand’s cultural, ecological, and political landscape, in conversation with James Littlewood.

Dr Marama Muru-Lanning

Dr Mike Joy

James Littlewood

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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12.00pm

Taking Flight

What happens when trauma transforms our children? Emma Neale offers up a lyrical exploration of parenthood that is both funny and disarmingly frank. She’ll discuss her new novel with writer Siobhan Harvey.

Emma NealeSiobhan Harvey

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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12.45pmLunch  $15.00
1.30pm

A brush with the Bard

Book creator Donovan Bixley presents his riotous illustrated celebration of Shakespeare, a book 10 years in the making and now an international success.

Donovan Bixley 

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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2.15pm

Contemporary Chronicles

Damien Wilkins and Sue Orr in conversation on writing, teaching and Damien’s Dad Art, a vibrant novel about the capacity for surprise and renewal.

Damien WilkinsSue Orr

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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3.00pmAfternoon Tea  $5.00
3.30pm

Giving art its voice

Writer Anthony Byrt and artist Judy Millar join Andrew Clifford to explore the experience of writing about art from the viewpoint of both the critic and the creator.

Anthony Byrt
Judy Millar
Andrew Clifford

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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4.15pm

How to commit an art crime

Penelope Jackson discusses New Zealand’s most scandalous art crimes of the last 100 years, and her own fascination with the subject, with fellow art historian Dr Robin Woodward.

Penelope JacksonRobin Woodward

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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800 pm

Poetry Slam

7.30pm registration for an 8pm start. Twelve finalists give it their best shot in the grand slam final.

  

$10.00

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Sunday, 11 Sept

TimeSessionNameModeratorTicket Price
8.45amCoffee / Tea   
9.15am

New Voices

Renee Liang introduces readings by four migrant women writers from the new Kiwi women write workshops: Gloria Poupard-Walbridge, Himali McInnes, Katerina Patitsas and Amèlia Homs Ferrer.

Gloria Poupard-Walbridge, Himali McInnes, Katerina Patitsas & Amèlia Homs FerrerRenee Liang

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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10.00am

Reckoning with women

Barbara Brookes shares the story behind her ground-breaking A History of New Zealand Women with Judith Pringle, looking at the shaping of New Zealand through a female lens.

Barbara BrookesJudith Pringle

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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10.45amMorning Tea  $5.00
11.15am

In small places…

In conversation with Paula Green, Sue Orr and Helen Margaret Waaka look beneath the surface of small town and rural New Zealand, exploring the deep vein of stories buried there.

Paula Green, Sue Orr & Helen Margaret Waaka 

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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12.00pm

The future is unwritten

With seismic shifts altering our journalistic landscape, Giovanni Tiso, Simon Wilson, Paula Penfold and Sara Vui-Talitu debate how the media is taking shape in Aotearoa.

Giovanni Tiso, Simon Wilson, Paula Penfold & Sara Vui-Talitu 

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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1.00pmLunch  

$15.00

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2.00pm

Navigating the in-between

Poets Serie Barford and Gregory Kan read from their recent work and, with fellow writer Robert Sullivan, take a journey to explore the meaning of place and identity.

Serie Barford
Gregory Kan

Robert Sullivan

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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2.45pm

Sounds from the South

Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd joins lifelong music fan John Campbell to share his memories of the label’s early days and the spirit of adventure and independence that took its sound to the world.

Roger ShepherdJohn Campbell

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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3.45pm

A crafty brew

Food and wine connoisseur Jules van Cruysen is joined by the multi-dimensional Te Radar for a live craft beer experience, complete with audience tastings and ratings and a celebratory toast to Going West.

Jules van Cruysen Te Radar

$15.00 GA
$12.00 Conc

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4.45pmProgramme ends   

Festival Passes

Name Ticket Price
Saturday/Sunday Pass $90.00
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Saturday/Sunday Concession $70.00
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Friday Gala Opening Night – Full

$45.00

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Friday Gala Opening Night – Concession

$35.00

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Theatre Season

Sham

Sham
1 – 4 September.

TE POU Tokomanawa Theatre
44a Portage Road, New Lynn

Thur 1 Sep – Gala Opening 8pm
Fri  2 Sep – 8pm
Sat 3 Sep – 4 pm & 8pm
Sun 4 Sep – 4pm

Ticket Prices
Full price – $32 plus any booking fee
Concession – $27 plus any booking fee

Please email goingwestfest@gmail.com for further information

The only thing Meryl and her sister ever shared was the ability to make each other absolutely miserable. And now, after 20 years … guess who’s coming for dinner?

A blistering black comedy, peppered with vicious wit and emotional combat, Sham unflinchingly explores the fallout of a family whose secrets have been laid bare.

STUDIO SEASON 2016: Strange & Wonderful
22 – 25 September

TE POU Tokomanawa Theatre
44a Portage Road, New Lynn

Thur 22 Sep 7.30pm
Fri 23 Sep 7.30pm
Sat 24 Sep 2pm & 7.30pm
Sun 4 Sep – 2pm, 5pm (Writers Forum) & 7.30pm

Ticket Prices
Full price – $20 plus any booking fee
Concession – $15 plus any booking fee

Please email goingwestfest@gmail.com for further information

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A collection of strange and wonderful new one-act plays by studio writers, curated into two full-length programmes that alternate over four nights and two matinees, including a forum with Gary Henderson and the writers. Peek behind the scenes, preview the work and join the discussion at www.writing.school.nz

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