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2019

Hamilton Book Month 2021

 

Hamilton Book Month

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Fiction Panel

Michalia Arathimos, Deborah Challinor + Catherine Chidgey with chair Maebh Long

6:30-8:00pm, Tuesday 3 August

Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Waikato University

Free event, refreshments beforehand

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Qiane Matata-Sipu Talk

11:00-12:00pm, Wednesday 4 August

Events Room 1, Gallagher Hub, Wintec, Anglesea St

Free event, no registration required

Simon Farrell-Green Talk

Simon Farrell-Green

9:30-10:30am, Thursday 5 August 

Events Room 1, Gallagher Hub, Wintec, Anglesea St

Free event, no registration required

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Ataria Sharman Talk

Ataria Sharman

9:30-10:30am, Friday 6 August 

Events Room 1, Gallagher Hub, Wintec, Anglesea St

Free event, no registration required

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Rocket Storytime

Dawn McMillan

11:00-12:00pm, Saturday 7 August 

Chartwell Library, Lynden Court

Free event, no registration required

Scriptwriting Workshop

Alex Lodge

1:00-4:00pm, Saturday 7 August

Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane

$25 cost, registration required

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What are Readers Reading?

Shannon Cooper facilitator

6:30-8:00pm, Monday 9 August

Central Library, Garden Place

$5 cash

Free event, no registration required

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Blokes' Book Club

Mark Caunter facilitator

6:30-8:00pm, Wednesday 11 August 

Central Library, Garden Place

Free event, no registration required

Lit Pub Quiz

Richard + Janine Swainson quizmasters

6:00-9:00pm, Thursday 12 August

The Londoner, 596 Victoria St

$10 cost, registration required

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Wild Imagining

Karen McMillan & Melinda Szymanik  

10:00-11:30am, Saturday 14 August 

Central Library, Garden Place

Free event, no registration required

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Writing Children's Fiction  Workshop

 

 

Melinda Szymanik

1:00-4:00pm, Saturday 14 August

Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane

$25 cost, registration required

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Melissa Guyan Talk

Melissa Guyan

1:30-3:00pm, Sunday 15 August 

Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane

Free event, no registration required

Wine Writers

Bob Campbell, Michael Cooper, Yvonne Lorkin & Joelle Thomson

6:30-8:30pm, Wednesday 18 August 

The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co., 413 Anglesea St

$40 cost, registration required

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Literary Salon

Lynda Chanwai-Earle + Paula Morris with chair

Alice Te Punga Somerville

8:00-9:30pm, Thursday 19 August

The Meteor Theatre, 1 Victoria St

$15 cost, no registration required

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Speculative Fiction Workshop

Gary Nelson

9:30-12:30pm, Saturday 21 August 

Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane

$25 cost, registration required

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Witi Ihimaera Talk

Witi Ihimaera with chair Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod

6:30-8:00pm, Monday 23 August

The Atrium, Wintec, Anglesea St

Free event, no registration required

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Memoir Writing Workshop

Witi Ihimaera

9:00-12:00pm, Tuesday 24 August 

Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane

$25 cost, registration required

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National Poetry Day Open Mic 

 

6:30-8:00pm, Friday 27 August

Long Room, Wintec House, Anglesea St

Free event, no registration required

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Poetry Writing Workshop

Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod

9:30-12:30pm, Saturday 28 August

Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane

$25 cost, registration required

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Storytelling in the Gallery

10:30-12:00pm, Saturday 28 August 

Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St

Free event, no registration required

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Local Authors

Cate Prestidge facilitator

2:00-4:00pm, Saturday 28 August 

Events Room 1, Wintec, Anglesea St

Free event, registration required for authors only

 
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Hamilton Book Month in August 2021 celebrates NZ authors and their writing, with 21 fiction and nonfiction events covering different genres. Readers from the Waikato and beyond are invited to meet authors and illustrators, listen to them discuss their work, and ask questions. With activities and events for all ages, all month, this is a local celebration you won't want to miss.  

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