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Turning the Tide

  • Titirangi War Memorial Hall 500 South Titirangi Road Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)
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The story of climate change isn’t new. So why does it struggle to cut through and spur action? In his novel Melt, Jeff Murray takes the fictional route in an attempt to jolt us into considering the future. In The Invading Sea Neville Peat reports from the frontline of climate change: New Zealand’s coastline. They examine how we tell the biggest story of our current moment in time.

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Jeff Murray was inspired to write because he believes fiction is a powerful medium to emotionally link people to the complex narrative of climate science. Melt is his first foray into fiction. Jeff is Director at Project Strategy Ltd. He was the former manager at Transport Strategy and Design and Development at Waitakere City Council and is an amateur beekeeper.

Neville Peat has written extensively about southern New Zealand geography, history and the natural environment. More than 40 publications cover topics from Antarctica to the atolls of Tokelau. He was awarded Copyright Licensing New Zealand’s 2016 Writers’ Award to research and write The Invading Sea. In 2018 he received a MNZM for services to conservation.

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

Full Day Pass Includes 8 sessions $120.00 | $100 concession
Individual Sessions $18.00 | $15 concession
4 Session Pass | $60 | $50 concession
Tickets available from iTICKET*

A delicious lunch catered by Loaves and Fishes Online orders essential: by 1 September | $22

*transaction fees apply

Earlier Event: 8 September
Making The Cut: Publishing
Later Event: 8 September
Erewhon (PG)