Author Events

  • Horsing around with Stacy Gregg
    Horsing around with Stacy Gregg
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre, Twizel, New Zealand
    Join New Zealand’s much loved and best selling author Stacy Gregg in Twizel as she shares her 'Pony Club Secrets' and entertains from her book 'The Fire Stallion’. Stacy will be joined by ’Mini Whinny’ in this special event, guaranteed to leave you ‘Spellbound’.
  • In Search of the Great Southern Land
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre, Twizel, New Zealand
    Bruce Ansley is no stranger to Te Wai Pounamu, having traced and storied the historical, off-the-beaten-tracks around the South Island, from Erewhon to Mesopotamia, following the path of the doomed surveyor John Whitcombe.
  • Uprising
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre, Twizel, New Zealand
    Kāi Tahu author and explorer Nic Low traversed Ka Tiritiri-o-te-Moana (Southern Alps), immersing himself in Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) and following the footsteps of his tīpuna using Ngai Tahu oral history and modern technology.
  • Swim in the Wild, Walk in the Dark
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre, Twizel, New Zealand
    Join Annette Lees, ecologist, author, wild swimmer and nocturnal enthusiast for an exploration of Aotearoa by night.
  • The Triple Threat: Illustrating, Writing and Publishing Children's Books
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    Lake Tekapo Community Hall, 8 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
    Join Gavin Bishop and Julia Marshall as they share insights on what they think makes a children’s book a ‘curiously good’ book.
  • The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre, Twizel, New Zealand
    Come behind the scenes to hear about the rise and reign of the world's strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un with journalist, editor and author Anna Fifield.
  • Living with Maurice
    Time is TBD
    Lake Tekapo Community Hall
    Time is TBD
    Lake Tekapo Community Hall, 8 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
    Philip Temple talks with his wife, poet and memoirist Diane Brown, about living for seven years with the ghost of Maurice Shadbolt while he researched and wrote of the life, loves and works of this leading 20th century novelist for Life As a Novel.
  • Landmarks
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre, Twizel, New Zealand
    Twenty-five years after Timeless Land, Brian Turner, Owen Marshall and Grahame Sydney have published a new selection of paintings, poetry and stories celebrating their connection to the central South Island.
  • Crime Club
    Time is TBD
    Lake Tekapo Community Hall
    Time is TBD
    Lake Tekapo Community Hall, 8 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
    The West Coast setting of the Carl Nixon’s The Tally Stick and the luxurious Singapore setting of Vicki Virtue’s The Raffles Affair couldn’t be more different, and yet, they have in common that they have the readers at the edge of their seat.
  • Burgers and Adventure Yarns
    Time is TBD
    Silverstream Hotel
    Time is TBD
    Silverstream Hotel, 762 State Highway 8, Kimbell 7987, New Zealand
    A Burger and a beer at the Silverstream Hotel aka the Kimbell Pub is a must do for locals and visitors alike. Throw in hunting and fishing guides telling tall stories in front of the open fire and you have the making of an unforgettable night out.
  • Place as Muse
    Time is TBD
    Lake Tekapo
    Time is TBD
    Lake Tekapo, 8 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
    What is happening in Ida Valley? What brings so many artists to this remote location in Central Otago? Naomi Arnold will talk with Brian Turner and Jillian Sullivan about how living in Central Otago influences their work.
  • How To Be Old
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    Lake Tekapo
    Time is TBD
    Lake Tekapo, 8 Aorangi Crescent, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
    Wellington writer Rachel McAlpine blogs and podcasts about living and ageing and celebrated her 80th birthday with a book of poems: How to Be Old. This morning, this inspiring author will read her poems and talk about living with old age.
  • Storytime (for Adults)
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    The Godley Hotel
    Time is TBD
    The Godley Hotel, 2 Rapuwai Lane, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
    Some people are just better at it than others and Rachel McAlpine is one of the best: Storytelling! The octogenarian has had plenty of practice in her life as a novelist, poet and playwright. Rachel will be joined by two storytellers to entertain us while we sip our wine in the Godley lounge.
  • Gangland
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre
    Time is TBD
    Twizel Event Centre, Twizel, New Zealand
    Join investigative journalist Jared Savage as he shines a light into the shady underworld of gangs in a country that is now one of the most lucrative illicit drug markets in the world.
  • Missing Persons
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    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Journalist and author Steve Braunias will talk to local Seenior Constable Brad Morton about his latest book Missing Persons.
  • House of Poetry
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    Carnegie's Restaurant & Bar
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    Carnegie's Restaurant & Bar, 6 Allandale Road, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
    This event is a highlight for poetry lovers. Renowned New Zealand poets Bill Manhire, Tayi Tible, Rhian Gallagher and local poet Pat White will talk about their poetry and read from their work in this original Carnegie’s library building.
  • Opening Ceremony and This Pākehā Life
    Time is TBD
    Mackenzie Community Centre
    Time is TBD
    Mackenzie Community Centre, Main Street, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
    The festival will open with a Karakia from the Mackenzie College Kapa Haka group followed by words from Graham Smith, the Mackenzie Mayor. This will be followed directly by our first event of the festival - This Pākehā Life: An Unsettled Memoir with Alison Jones.