October news from Northland writers

Heaps of news this month! Long may it last.

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE OF NOVEMBER 26 > we are trying to get lots of writers together at The Butter Factory in late November for some much-needed in-person bonding, book exchange, and readings from people’s latest books.

·  A flash fiction anthology is being launched on Weds Oct 27 at 4.30pm at Whangarei Central Library. It’s called You May Want to Read This and includes 17 writers’ work, edited by Lesley Marshall, with a beautiful cover by Rachel Rowlands.  Books for cash sale on the night. Friends and family welcome. Contributors will read from the book. The organiser for this project is Sue Barker (pictured up top).

·  Lauren Roche has achieved her Masters in Creative Writing with first class honours. Her novel The Anatomists’ Handbook is coming out soon. Details on her website and Facebook.

·  Annual end of year dinner and drinks for writers this year will be at The Butter Factory, Whangarei, Friday November 26 at 6pm. Mike Botur will post details on Writers Up North.

·  Whangarei’s Fringe Festival has been unfortunately cancelled due to Covid, so there won’t be a couple of literary events which were promised.

·  Michael Botur is launching a children’s book, My Animal Family, in November at Whangarei Central Library. The book introduces children to their place in the natural world and is packed with fun facts. It will be an interactive illustration class plus reading from the book plus books for sale. Illustration activities by local graphic novelists Shane Evans and Rico Searle.

·         Whangarei author Ataria Sharman’s latest Pantograph Punch interview Justice Hetaraka, a local Northland activist and student.

·  Linda Garner is a lifelong graphic designer who spent 16 years teaching at NorthTec. She would love to meet authors to discuss graphic design projects on books. Please get a discussion going with Linda on 02102227772 / lindagarner100@gmail.com

·  Tina Shaw’s Storyliners Northland book tour begins November 15 and brings authors to the Kaipara, Whangarei and Far North regions of Northland. All details here – please register.

·  Andy Bryenton is promoting his book Gad’s Army and has had his previous novel promoted in an Amazon promotion which resulted in success in September. Click through to read all about Gad’s Army’s Dargaville launch. https://www.kaipara.govt.nz/news/post/192-Author-evening-draws-good-audience

· Publisher New Holland is about to release Every Home Should Have One by Terry Moyle of Kaiwaka. The book celebrates the history of NZ appliances, with exquisite, original illustrations by Terry Moyle.  https://nz.newhollandpublishers.com/authors/terry-moyle.html

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