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In Search of the New Belonging
 | E Kimi ana i te Tūrangawaewae Hou

  • Titrangi War Memorial Hall South Titirangi Road Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)
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It’s the paradox of modern life. In our ever more connected world, loneliness is on the rise and people in the developed world crave a sense of belonging that so often eludes them. In Not for Ourselves Alone Jenny Robin Jones presents a compelling and often moving look at belonging in its broadest context, where we have gone wrong and how we might write a new narrative built on kindness, compassion and inclusion. Jenny will be in conversation with journalist and reviewer Catherine Woulfe.

Jenny Robin Jones has published two works of history: Writers in Residence: A Journey with Pioneer New Zealand Writers and No Simple Passage: The Journey of the 'London' to New Zealand, 1842. She served as executive Director of the New Zealand Society of Authors and as editor of Education Today. As Board Director she chaired the CLL awards selection panel from 2002-2010 and is former chair of Peppercorn Press, publisher of the quarterly review journal, New Zealand Books.

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Catherine Woulfe is a prolific reviewer of books for the Listener, and an award-winning long-form journalist with a special interest in psychology, science and society. She investigated loneliness for the Listener in the winter of 2016 - aptly, while marooned in the house with a teething toddler.


Saturday and Sunday Sessions
8.30am - 5pm
Titirangi War Memorial Hall

Full Day Pass Includes 8 sessions, morning and afternoon tea and lunch
$150.00 (value $ 174.00) $135 concession (value $150.00)
Early Bird $139.00 ($120 concession) Only available until 3 August
Individual Sessions $18.00 ($15 concession)
Morning/Afternoon Tea $ 5.00 Lunch $20.00