UPCOMING EVENTS:

3-5 December, 2021
Wellington
Panel: On writing and publishing family mythologies and the ethics of consent


Stoked to be speaking on a panel with some old faves and new friends at NonfictioNOW, on the topic of:

On writing and publishing family mythologies and the ethics of consent



With: Rose Lu, Alie Benge, Kyle Mewburn, Gigi Fenster


About NonfictionNOW

NonfictioNOW Conference is a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, teachers, readers and students from around the world in an effort to explore the past, present, and future of nonfiction. Luckily for me, this year’s conference is in little old NZ.

NonfictioNOW gathers leading writers from around the world to share notes with emerging peers and audiences on the intricate challenges and intriguing delights of writing and reading nonfiction NOW.


Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival
–29.10.21



UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

Very gutted that this event with Tom Sainsbury and Kyle Mewburn was cancelled due to COVID and Aucklanders being unable to travel. I really do feel for organisers during these times.

However!

The Festival will go on, just not with any Jafas, phew. 


PAST EVENTS:


Auckland Writers Festival
–16.05.21

 
This was so special to be a part of – firstly as I got to teach teenagers about finding your authentic voice and writing with honesty about yourself and others for the Schools Programme. And of course to get on the main stage in the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre with two NZ literary legends.  Link to the podcast recording is here and below.



Read Steve Braunias’ slightly shit-stirring account of the Festival at Newsroom, or listen to the recording of the session.

Same Same but Different Gala
–12.02.21

 Back on my bullshit at the Same Same but Different literary festival, part of Pride 2021!! Head to the Auckland Pride website to register.





WORD Christchurch
–29.10.20 to -01.11.20




I am in FOUR events on Saturday in Christchurch. AM I MAD??

Update: I ended the night, after reading my strap-on scene, drinking whiskey amongst such company as Becky Manawatu and Paula Morris. Pinch me.

Check out the full programme


Ladies’ Litera-tea, from The Women’s Bookshop
–01.11.20
1:30pm-5pm Raye Freedman Arts centre, Epsom Girls, Auckland


A delightful afternoon where a group of New Zealand authors who have published a book in the last year each do a short talk about their work, with a reading from their book. Including me. I will be there doing that.

This years' line-up:
Olivia Hayfield (Sue Copsey)
Philippa Swan
Karlo Mila
Amy McDaid
Golriz Ghahraman
Monique Fiso
Hinemoa Elder
Rose Lu
Catherine Chidgey
Lil O'Brien
Debra Millar & Jane Ussher


I’ve heard this is the Auckland literary event of the year...


–06.11.20 to 08.11.20
Various locations


I’m stoked to be headed down to Wellington for VERB, my favourite literary event of the year. You’ll find me at:

1) Not That I’d Kiss A Girl - A discussion with Emily Writes
Sunday 8 November, 11am, Meow


2) Bad Diaries Saloon with LitCrawl: I join other writers to read cringey entries from my old journals
Saturday, 7 November, Time TBC, Venue TBC




The programme is officially launched in September - check the website



Nelson Arts Festival       
-24.10.20
Pukapuka Talks



Check me out! My first ever writers festival as an artist. 


Same Same But
Different Festival
–26.07.20
2pm, Online


An online discussion with Nevo Zisin, author of Finding Nevo, and Sam Orchard, as a part of the two-day Same Same But Different Festival: A celebration of Aotearoa NZ’s LGBTQI writing talent.

Listen to the chat


Book Launch
The Tuesday Club

–02.07.20


COME OUT to the launch of Not That I’d Kiss A Girl!



Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event from The Women’s Bookshop, as well as complimentary drinks from Garage Project, Moi Wines and imagination gin.

Please RSVP at not-that-id-kiss-girl-book-launch.eventbrite.co.nz, as the venue has a capacity limit.

The venue has disabled access, and gender neutral bathrooms.