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The Going West Fringe Programme

  • Titirangi Library 500 South Titirangi Road Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)

Alongside the Books & Writers Weekend Sunday Sessions Titirangi Library opens to a fledgling fringe programme featuring three special experiences.


David Merritt: Street Poet extraordinaire and book maker

Thalia Henry: Debut Novel Beneath Pale Water (Winner Independent Publisher Award for Best regional fiction in Australia and NZ)

Louise Maich: Official Launch of 2019 Calendar Some Things I Can Tell You

David Merritt does way more than readings his face-book page states “when i do readings they ain't readings, they are gatherings of reprobates that read...’ I have a toaster rack stacked with his wee hand stamped poetic treasures. David is a very familiar poet in the K’Rd district. It is an honour to bring his poetry to the region of Titirangi.

Thalia Henry was raised in Karitane, Otago. Her debut novel Beneath Pale Water (published late last year by Cloud Ink Press) is set in the high country of the South Island. "Henry is also a playwright, and her dialogue here is lucid and springy ... it's a rewarding book to read attentively. There's lyricism; fidelity to emotional textures ..." David Hill Listener Review

Some Things I Can Tell You is the endearing story of a cat as she travels through time, sharing with us something of her many lives. From the sumptuous palaces of ancient Egypt to the poverty and despair of London during the Great Plague. From birthing kittens on an island in the sunny Adriatic, to a peaceful life lived on the edges of the vast Waitakere Ranges in Auckland, New Zealand.

Later Event: 16 September
Indie Book Fair