Talks & Ideas

PANNZ Online Hui

A series of weekly online gatherings for the arts, cultural and creative communities. The regular hui will be a chance for us to gather remotely, connect and get up to date as a community. Topics have included CNZ emergency response funding, wellbeing, pathways for independent artists, the future of audience engagement and more. Videos of each hui are available on the PANNZ Facebook page.

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Auckland Writers Festival – Winter Series

Auckland Writers Festival is excited to announce its 2020 Winter Online Series, featuring a star-studded writer line-up which includes Bernardine Evaristo, Ann Patchett, Neil Gaiman, Barbara Ewing, Richard Ford, Elizabeth Knox, Robert Macfarlane, Philippe Sands, Lisa Taddeo, Alan Bollard, Chanel Miller, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Simon Armitage, Maggie O’Farrell, Deborah Eisenberg, Wallace Shawn, Caroline Barron, Amy McDaid, Anthony Byrt and more. Tune in every Sunday at 9am from 3 May - 26 July.

EPISODE 6: 9:00 AM SUNDAY 7 JUNE

PETER STANFORD (England) Journalist Peter Stanford’s books include biographies of Pope Joan, Judas, the devil, and Martin Luther, as well as his latest Angels. He edited The Catholic Herald, regularly writes on religion and ethics for newspapers and the BBC, and is a director of the Longford Trust for prison reform.

ELIZABETH KNOX (Aotearoa New Zealand) Eizabeth Knox is the author of 13 novels, three novellas and a collection of essays. She won several NZ Book Awards for the novel Vintner’s Luck, and a Michael L Printz Honor for Dreamquake. Her latest novel is the Ockham NZ Book Awards longlisted The Absolute Book.

OLIVIA HAYFIELD (England / Aotearoa New Zealand) Writer and editor Sue Copsey’s award-winning books for children include The Ghosts of Moonlight Creek and Our Children Aotearoa. She helps run the online writing initiative for child

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Jacinda Ardern, Stardust and Substance - Auckland Writers Festival

The results of the 2017 New Zealand election campaign reverberated around the world, changing the course of this country’s politics and ringing in generational change. Political scientist Stephen Levine’s book Stardust & Substance is an examination of legacy, politics and promise, recounting perspectives from key campaign players including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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Kate Raworth - Auckland Writers Festival

British economist Kate Raworth opened last year's Auckland Writers Festival sharing thoughts from her book Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist which issues a clarion call to act creatively and reframe the economy, by “meeting the needs of all within the means of the planet. If you missed it, take a listen!

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