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Friday, October 06, 2017

Whanganui Literary Festival 2017 (-)

Playwriting Workshop with Roger Hall                                   

1.30 – 3.30pm
Venue: meet in the atrium foyer, UCOL main entrance


Arguably New Zealand’s best-known and best-loved playwright Roger Hall facilitates a two-hour workshop (“a playwriting boot camp”) that will pack in a huge amount of practical advice within the two hours.

Limited tickets
Admission: $50

 

Main Events

 
Grand Opening                                                                               

6.00 – 7.00pm
Venue: Pioneer Room, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street
 
The evening begins with drinks and nibbles as you mix and mingle with fellow booklovers and authors. The Festival will be officially opened by Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall.

Bookings: Not required
Admission: Free



Getting the Language Right                                                        

7.30 – 8.30pm
Venue: Concert Chamber, War Memorial Centre, Watt Street

When asked recently by a primary school student what was the best thing about being a writer, C.K. Stead replied, “Getting the language right”. Working in many genres – poetry, essays. short stories, novels and literary criticism – over five decades, he has certainly lived up to that maxim. The stories in his latest collection, The Name on the Door Is Not Mine, are described by Stephen Stratford in The Listener as “The best of Stead, with their light touch, precise observation and sheer brio”. Stead’s many literary awards and honours include the 2009 Prime Minister’s Award for literary achievement in fiction. He is also a Member of the Order of New Zealand, and is New Zealand Poet Laureate for 2015-2017. C.K. Stead will discuss his work with local writer Joan Rosier-Jones.

Admission: $15 (Friends $12)

 

Middle Age Spread (-)

 
MIDDLE AGE SPREAD
By Roger Hall

 
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 September 7.30pm
Sunday 1 October 2pm
Thursday 5, Friday 6 & Saturday 7 October 7.30pm
Repertory Theatre, Ridgway Street

Middle Age Spread is a comedy with a serious undertone. Three middle age couples are entrapped in the wonders of being middle age. Bored with themselves, their partners and the daily routines of job, family and household chores. It contains moments of excitement and revelation but does this change anything? If you are looking for a moral or reason to being middle age you will find it in the play’s final line.

Written by Roger Hall in 1977.

Not suitable for under 13s – Adult language

Finish approx. 9.15pm

Adult $25         Senior $20
Student $20     Child U16 $15
Rep member Ad $20/Snr $19
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Web:  www.wanganuirepertorytheatre.co.nz

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