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New Zealand Young Writers Festival

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

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New Zealand Young Writers Festival

New Zealand Young Writers Festival

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

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Held in the heart of Dunedin, produced by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust, the festival will include workshops, performances, panel discussions and bookish social festivities. Join playwrights and poets; comedians and historians; critics and consciences in the fifth annual NZ Young Writers Festival. By and for young writers of all ages!

Latest Episodes

Story and Spirit, Language and Heart

This panel discussion, moderated by Fran Kewene, consists of Eva Grace Mullaley and Zac James from Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, and Jess Thompson Carr (aka Maori Mermaid). The topic: How language and culture shapes our story telling. This event was part of the New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019)

68 MIN2019 OCT 9
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Story and Spirit, Language and Heart

Fear Factor – Covering Yourself in Snakes for Fun

In this panel discussion and reading, Eliana Gray, Jordan Hamel and a panel of terrified guests discuss what they are really afraid of. Please Note, this recording includes strong language. This event was part of the New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019)

113 MIN2019 OCT 9
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Fear Factor – Covering Yourself in Snakes for Fun

Studio Vignettes – an Exhibition and Readings

Curated by Isla Thomas, Studio Vignettes was designed as a hub for students and young people to showcase their own and experience each other’s work, including small books or zines. In this event, we will hear from a few of the artists involved in the exhibition. This event was part of the New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019)

36 MIN2019 OCT 9
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Studio Vignettes – an Exhibition and Readings

New Zealand Young Writers Festival - Interview with Isla Thomas

A pre-festival chat with Isla Thomas - Curator for the 'Studio Vignettes - Exhibition and Readings' event. New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019) visit youngwritersfest.nz for event details.

14 MIN2019 SEP 30
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New Zealand Young Writers Festival - Interview with Isla Thomas

New Zealand Young Writers Festival - Interview with Nathan Joe

A pre-festival chat with Ōtautahi based playwriter and theatre-maker Nathan Joe - The inaugural NZYWF Writer in Residence throughout September. New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019) visit youngwritersfest.nz for event details

7 MIN2019 SEP 30
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New Zealand Young Writers Festival - Interview with Nathan Joe

The Most Terrifying Children’s Book Ever

On this the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, maybe it’s time to reflect on what are our greatest horror masterpieces. The programme you are about to hear, “The Most Terrifying Children’s Book Eve”, was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival. Craig Cliff and a group of overactive imaginations argue that it’s not Mary Shelley, Anne Rice or Stephen King we should be most afraid of, but rather Maurice Sendak, Lynley Dodd or Margaret Wise Brown.

58 MIN2018 SEP 13
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The Most Terrifying Children’s Book Ever

Colour Between The Lines: Decolonising Literature

The programme you are about to hear, “Colour Between The Lines: Decolonising Literature”, was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival. This Trans-Tasman Talanoa includes Winnie Dunn and Phoebe Grainer from the Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement, and the Auckland-based pair of Pasifika playwright Leki Jackson-Bourke, and columnist Miriama Aoake. They korero about how their writing practices contribute to continuous acts of decolonisation.

56 MIN2018 SEP 13
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Colour Between The Lines: Decolonising Literature

The Blaming of the Shrew: From the Frontlines of Contemporary Feminism

125 years after women won the vote in Aotearoa New Zealand, we’ve still got a long way to go. The programme you are about to hear, “The Blaming of the Shrew: From the Frontlines of Contemporary Feminism” was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival. On this panel, journalists Sasha Borissenko and Eleanor Ainge Roy, and Shirley Le from Sweatshop Sydney discuss pay equity, intersectional feminism, and the difficulties of balancing privacy and the public interest in the #MeToo era.

58 MIN2018 SEP 13
Comments
The Blaming of the Shrew: From the Frontlines of Contemporary Feminism

Tales from the Sweatshop: A Western Sydney Showcase

Sweatshop is a literacy movement based in Western Sydney, devoted to empowering groups and individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds through training and employment in creative and critical writing. In the programme you are about to hear, we hear from Sweatshop’s Winnie Dunn, Phoebe Grainer and Shirley Le. “Tales from the Sweatshop: A Western Sydney Showcase” was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival.

49 MIN2018 SEP 13
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Tales from the Sweatshop: A Western Sydney Showcase
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Latest Episodes

Story and Spirit, Language and Heart

This panel discussion, moderated by Fran Kewene, consists of Eva Grace Mullaley and Zac James from Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, and Jess Thompson Carr (aka Maori Mermaid). The topic: How language and culture shapes our story telling. This event was part of the New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019)

68 MIN2019 OCT 9
Comments
Story and Spirit, Language and Heart

Fear Factor – Covering Yourself in Snakes for Fun

In this panel discussion and reading, Eliana Gray, Jordan Hamel and a panel of terrified guests discuss what they are really afraid of. Please Note, this recording includes strong language. This event was part of the New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019)

113 MIN2019 OCT 9
Comments
Fear Factor – Covering Yourself in Snakes for Fun

Studio Vignettes – an Exhibition and Readings

Curated by Isla Thomas, Studio Vignettes was designed as a hub for students and young people to showcase their own and experience each other’s work, including small books or zines. In this event, we will hear from a few of the artists involved in the exhibition. This event was part of the New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019)

36 MIN2019 OCT 9
Comments
Studio Vignettes – an Exhibition and Readings

New Zealand Young Writers Festival - Interview with Isla Thomas

A pre-festival chat with Isla Thomas - Curator for the 'Studio Vignettes - Exhibition and Readings' event. New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019) visit youngwritersfest.nz for event details.

14 MIN2019 SEP 30
Comments
New Zealand Young Writers Festival - Interview with Isla Thomas

New Zealand Young Writers Festival - Interview with Nathan Joe

A pre-festival chat with Ōtautahi based playwriter and theatre-maker Nathan Joe - The inaugural NZYWF Writer in Residence throughout September. New Zealand Young Writers Festival (3rd - 6th of October 2019) visit youngwritersfest.nz for event details

7 MIN2019 SEP 30
Comments
New Zealand Young Writers Festival - Interview with Nathan Joe

The Most Terrifying Children’s Book Ever

On this the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, maybe it’s time to reflect on what are our greatest horror masterpieces. The programme you are about to hear, “The Most Terrifying Children’s Book Eve”, was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival. Craig Cliff and a group of overactive imaginations argue that it’s not Mary Shelley, Anne Rice or Stephen King we should be most afraid of, but rather Maurice Sendak, Lynley Dodd or Margaret Wise Brown.

58 MIN2018 SEP 13
Comments
The Most Terrifying Children’s Book Ever

Colour Between The Lines: Decolonising Literature

The programme you are about to hear, “Colour Between The Lines: Decolonising Literature”, was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival. This Trans-Tasman Talanoa includes Winnie Dunn and Phoebe Grainer from the Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement, and the Auckland-based pair of Pasifika playwright Leki Jackson-Bourke, and columnist Miriama Aoake. They korero about how their writing practices contribute to continuous acts of decolonisation.

56 MIN2018 SEP 13
Comments
Colour Between The Lines: Decolonising Literature

The Blaming of the Shrew: From the Frontlines of Contemporary Feminism

125 years after women won the vote in Aotearoa New Zealand, we’ve still got a long way to go. The programme you are about to hear, “The Blaming of the Shrew: From the Frontlines of Contemporary Feminism” was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival. On this panel, journalists Sasha Borissenko and Eleanor Ainge Roy, and Shirley Le from Sweatshop Sydney discuss pay equity, intersectional feminism, and the difficulties of balancing privacy and the public interest in the #MeToo era.

58 MIN2018 SEP 13
Comments
The Blaming of the Shrew: From the Frontlines of Contemporary Feminism

Tales from the Sweatshop: A Western Sydney Showcase

Sweatshop is a literacy movement based in Western Sydney, devoted to empowering groups and individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds through training and employment in creative and critical writing. In the programme you are about to hear, we hear from Sweatshop’s Winnie Dunn, Phoebe Grainer and Shirley Le. “Tales from the Sweatshop: A Western Sydney Showcase” was held as part of the 2018 New Zealand Young Writers Festival.

49 MIN2018 SEP 13
Comments
Tales from the Sweatshop: A Western Sydney Showcase
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