Between the Lines

The successful Central Hawke's Bay Readers and Writers Festivities, 20-23 May 2021.

Between the Lines - Landmarks - Sponsored by PaperPlus

Join old mates writer Owen Marshall, artist Grahame Sydney and poet Brian Turner in the beautiful Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, as they share stories, reminisce and talk of their deep connection to the wide plains and vast skies of Central Otago.

Date: Thursday 20 May
Where: 
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, 18 Kenilworth Street, Waipawa
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Between the Lines - Bums on Seats

A prolific and successful playwright, Roger Hall QNZM QSO has consistently written for the stage, alongside scriptwriting for film and television. Hall’s writing is known for its comedy, political and social purpose, and underlying pathos. His plays have toured widely and have been performed at international venues.

Date: Friday 21 May
Where: 
Langton House, 192 State Highway 2, Pukehou
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Between the Lines - Girl from Revolution Road

Ghazaleh Golbakhsh is an Iranian-New Zealand writer, filmmaker and Fulbright scholar.

She has written various short films that have screened internationally including the recent documentary This is Us which centred on Muslim New Zealanders for RNZ and NZ on Air.

She is currently developing her first feature screenplay with the NZ Film Commission and Miss Conception Films (producer Ainsley Gardiner who produced Boy and The Breaker Uppers) which focuses on two young Iranian women who grew up in the suburbs of Auckland.

Date: Friday 21 May
Where: 
Langton House, 192 State Highway 2, Pukehou
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Between the Lines - Bubbles and Books with Lynda Hallinan

Join us for bubbles and laughter and an afternoon with much loved kiwi author and gardener Lynda Hallinan.

Former NZ Gardener editor, author, broadcaster, amateur home-brewer, pickler, preserver, part-time farmer, occasional farmers’ market stallholder and mad-keen gardener, Lynda Hallinan has spent half her life writing about her passion for plants.

Date: Friday 21 May
Where: 
Nola's Cafe and Restaurant, 12 High Street, Waipawa
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Between the Lines - Aroha

The timeless wisdom of Maori proverbs explained by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder, showing us how we can live better lives, in harmony with the planet.

Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, ki te kapuia, e kore e whati
When we stand alone we are vulnerable but together we are unbreakable

See the world differently, through some of the wisest of human eyes. Discover traditional Maori philosophy through simple, powerful life lessons

Date: Saturday 22 May
Where: 
Te Aute College, State Highway 2, Otane
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Between the Lines - Money with Mary - Sponsor: Dunotter

A Qantas Media Award winning columnist, Mary writes a Q&A personal finance column in the Weekend Herald. She is interviewed on money issues every second Thursday on National Radio, and presents highly praised seminars. She is a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), and frequently discusses personal finance in the media.

Date: Saturday 22 May
Where: 
Wallingford Homestead, 2914 Porangahau Road, Waipukurau
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Between the Lines - Crime with Rose Carlyle

Rose Carlyle considers herself to be an ordinary person who wrote a book, but her novel The Girl in the Mirror is not ordinary in the slightest. After she sent her manuscript to a publisher, it was quickly sent on to Australia and within weeks she received an email from one of the big five international publishers which soon progressed to an auction of the rights.

Date: Saturday 22 May
Where: 
St Hildas,  2 Henderson Street, Otane
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Between the Lines - How to Rock Self Publishing

In How to Rock Self-Publishing, bestselling indie author Steff Green shows you how to tell your story, find your readers, and build a badass author brand. Steff breaks down the 11-step process that’s seen her go from failed archaeologist and obscure music blogger to a USA Today bestseller with a six-figure income.

Date: Saturday 22 May
Where: Waipawa Public Library, 48 High St, Waipawa
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Between the Lines - Finale

Please join us for this fun free event at the Central Hawkes Bay Museum - a celebration to close the second Between the Lines Festival. The session features poet and musician Tim Saunders with his band The Rousies from Manawatu. We will also enjoy talks and readings from local authors Jeremy Roberts, Cristina Sanders and Angus Gordon.

Date: Sunday 23 May
Where: Central Hawke's Bay Museum, 23 High St, Waipawa
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