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Film & Literature Festival - 'Sunday Sessions at the Kings'

Film & Literature Festival - 'Sunday Sessions at the Kings'

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  • Sun 9 Aug ’15, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Sun 16 Aug ’15, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Sun 23 Aug ’15, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Sun 30 Aug ’15, 1:00pm – 4:00pm


Kings Theatre Creative, 80 Gillies St, Kawakawa


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission



For the month of August we welcome our Te Tai Tokerau community to our Sunday Sessions - Your chance to meet Northland authors, korero, share, exchange ideas in literature, poetry and film. We have guest authors in the theatre to talk to their works and inspiration, a panel discussion, live performance poetry and a local film/documentary to follow. Come relax and enjoy an explorative afternoon with our talented Northland Authors. This is a whanau friendly event and tamariki are very welcome. Sunday 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th August, 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Come along to be inspired by our local talent and find out more about how to make progress with your own writing. The theatre is a space to connect to community and each other through the arts, and everyone from the Te Tai Tokerau community is invited to attend.

On Sunday 9 August the guest authors include creative non-fiction writer and author of Millennium – A Memoir, Peri Hoskins; biography and memoir writer, Kathleen Wynn; personal development writer Gwendolyn Needham; and award-winning writer of young adult fiction and local histories, Diana Menefy. Diana’s novel for young adults set during World War 1, 1915 Wounds of War, was published earlier this year. Her local history, Hukerenui in the beginning is a popular Northland read.
As well as talking about their own writing processes and books published, the authors will form a panel and invite questions from the audience, and there will also be an opportunity to meet and greet the authors and get books signed.

The featured authors on Sunday 16 August are award-winning author of a mystical thriller based on the events of 9/11, The Brotherhood of Purity, Connie Atkinson; journalist and author of Love at the End of the Road: Finding my heart in the country, Rae Roadley; and fantasy writer Derin Attwood, author of The Token Bearers trilogy.
As well as talking about their books, these authors will be joined by other NZSA authors and editors to form break-out groups offering tips on getting started, editing, writing memoirs and traditional and non-traditional approaches to getting published. There will also be a chance to meet and greet the authors and purchase signed copies of their books.

On Sunday 23 August, poets from Whangarei and the Far North will share their love of words in an impromptu ‘open mic’ live performance. Promising energy, passion and humour, all poets are invited to join in the performance on the day.

The final Sunday Session on 30 August will feature local films (details to be advised).

The author events run from 1–4pm at the Kings Theatre, 80 Gillies St, Kawakawa, with a complimentary cup of tea from 12.30pm. There is a koha/donation/entry fee of $2, $5, or $10. The events are whanau friendly and tamariki are welcome.

Full event programme including Author line-up available from Kings Theatre Creative, Kawakawa Library or the Trainspotter cafe.

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