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The contribution social justice advocate Celia Lashlie made to New Zealand society will be acknowledged at a one day seminar this month, hosted by the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.
After Celia’s death in 2015, Kim Workman from the Stout Research Centre began a conversation with the Celia Lashlie Projects team—a group of Celia’s family and friends who aim to honour Celia’s work and help to support projects which would have been close to her heart.
Featherston Booktown is to hold its next major event on 20-22 May next year, following the highly successful inaugural event In October 2015.
National and international second hard and antiquarian book sellers, renowned kiwi authors, book binders, illustrators, craft printers and other artisans will all be included in the next year’s programme according to Booktown Operations Director, Kate Mead.
Tickets are available for the first Ruapehu Writers Festival, to be held at Ōhakune from 17-20 March 2016.
The festival is being co-organised by Victoria University of Wellington Associate Professor and 2016 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow, Dr Anna Jackson of Victoria’s School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies. Other co-organisers are her husband and Tuatua Café owner Simon Edmonds, and poet and publisher Helen Rickerby.
Dr Jackson says the festival will be a long weekend of readings, talks, panel discussions, a workshop, a poetry slam and some more unusual events such as a literary waterfall walk, a bike ride and a pony trek.
Twenty-five years ago, renowned novelist, historian playwright and film-maker Peter Wells launched his short story collection, Dangerous Desires, the country’s first gay themed work published with the author’s actual name; today he launches the country’s inaugural LGBTIQ Writers Festival – samesame but different.