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Archive for September, 2009

More New Writers at Te Papa

14 September: The Next Page (2)

Readings by another ten MA (Page) students from the IIML: Emma Martin, Lindsay Pope, Susannah Goodman, Bill Nelson, Fiona Mitford, Hannah Jolly, Emile Hofstede, Megan Knott, Ashleigh Young and Melissa Reid take the stage to entertain you, introduced by Chris Price.

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1000 NZ classics released as eBooks

New Zealanders can now freely download—and store in their pockets—hundreds of our most well-known books, courtesy of Victoria University’s New Zealand Electronic Text Centre (NZETC).

More than 1000 New Zealand electronic books (eBooks) are now available for download on the NZETC website giving people easy access to some of the great works in New Zealand literature including Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Other Stories, Bill Pearson’s Coal Flat, and Robin Hyde’s The Godwits Fly.

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Poets for Princess Ashika

A video by Stefan Wolf

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New Writers Talk

Writers On Monday at Te Papa

7 September: The Next Page (1)

In September we take a look at the talent emerging from the 2009 writing workshops at the IIML. This week ten writers read from poetry, fiction and memoirs in progress: Carol Cromie, Claire Brunette, Pat White, Kay Corns, Joanne Davy, James Purtill, Helen Heath, Frances Mountier, Breton Dukes and Elizabeth Russell are introduced by Damien Wilkins.

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New Fantasy Novel


On August 20, 2009, my new fantasy novel, Gateway to DreamWorld was released.

Synopsis: On their way home from baseball tryouts, Brad Colby and his two sons are involved in a terrible car accident that leaves six-year-old Pete in a coma. When Pete awakens, the family is crushed to learn that he is paralyzed.

Meanwhile, Pete’s eight-year-old brother, Jason, has been having powerful dreams that lead him to a mysterious realm known as DreamWorld. Jason discovers that all of his desires can come true in DreamWorld, but the time is fast approaching when he will have to choose between his two worlds.

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