Audio From the Archives: Opening Night 2018

Going West Festival and Auckland Libraries are delighted to bring you the recordings from the Opening Night of the 2018 Books and Writers Weekend. For your listening pleasure we have uploaded extracts from the Curnow Reader Serie Barfod; Sir Graeme Douglas Orator Paula Morris and tracks from the performance by Tū.

Curnow Reader - Serie Barfod

The 2018 Curnow Reader was Serie Barford, a remarkable poet with deep ties to West Auckland and a long-standing connection with the Going West Writers Festival.

Sir Graeme Douglas Orator - Paula Morris

The keynote address delivered by the 2018 Sir Graeme Douglas Orator - Paula Morris.

In this extract Paula shares with the audience her thoughts and recommendations for drawing out the most creative writing practice. She shares the work of coached secondary school students published as Write Here, Write Now!

Tū - Moana Maniopoto and Paddy Free


Tū is a compelling new multimedia collaboration between much-loved musician and songwriter Moana Maniapoto and electronic music producer Paddy Free. The duo mixes mōteatea/sung poetry with dub, chanting with drum and bass, English and te reo Māori. Tū played against a backdrop of video projections created by film-maker Toby Mills.