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Phantom Billstickers Presents

Dunedin
Ōtepoti

Sept 7-10
2017
Dunedin
Ōtepoti

PROGRAMME

Thu.7th

Pantograph Punch x Blue Oyster Arts Writing Workshop (Part I)

A conversation about critical art writing and reviewing with Lana Lopesi & Rosabel Tan from Pantograph Punch. What purpose does it serve? What does good art writing look like? Or for artists, how do you pitch your work to the critics? Registration required! See Blue Oyster website for more details.

12pm - 3pm

Blue Oyster Art Project Space

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A Toast To The Written Word: Festival Launch

Join us to welcome visiting authors from around the country, and some of the sharpest young local literary minds, as we formally open the 2017 NZ Young Writers Festival. There will be previews of the programme to come and, if that’s not enough, there will also be live music and canapes.

5:30pm - 7pm

Writers Block

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Pleasure & Pain: Writing About Sex & Sexuality

Laura Borrowdale, editor of Aotearotica, talks to Pantograph Punch’s Lana Lopesi and young adult author Karen Healey about the presentation of sex and sexuality. In erotica, critical writing and fiction, the same issues of consent, assumption, power and privilege are played out over and over again, and have ramifications for society at large.

7pm - 8pm

Writers Block

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Dunedin High Schools' Poetry Slam

Founded in 2015, the Slam event works as a vehicle for the expression and poetic experience of our local high school students. It’s a gratifying evening which doesn’t take itself too seriously. For those wishing to perform, please email dunedinpoetryslam@gmail.com with your name, school and year level. Winning prizes donated by UBS.

7pm - 9pm

Athenaeum Library

 

Fri.8th

Pantograph Punch x Blue Oyster Arts Writing Workshop (Part II)

As a practical output from the day before, Pt II offers the opportunity for feedback from others in the room, participants and facilitators from Pantograph Punch and Blue Oyster. Considering the points of conversation from Pt I, this workshop will see practical editing and skill-sharing as a way to realise recent writing. Participants will need to submit a short, recent text on registration for this part of the workshop. For more information, please visit the Blue Oyster website. Registration required! See Blue Oyster website for more details.

9am - 12pm

Blue Oyster Art Project Space

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Media Industry Survival 101

Join Sasha Borissenko (Vice), Eleanor Ainge Roy (The Guardian) & Annabel Hawkins as they share their insights into the scandal and glory of the fourth estate in an age of digital disruption, conflicts of interest, redundancies, shift work & more!

1pm - 2pm

Writers Block

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Dairy Farm Dystopia on Rhydian Thomas’ Milk Island

As the 2023 election approaches, four cruel & unusual stories expose the inner workings at the heart of Milk Island (former South Island), where patriotism and prosperity trumps all else and life matters little unless you’re Milky Moo, the nation’s favourite cow. Join author Rhydian Thomas to talk about his absurd debut novel.

3pm - 4pm

Writers Block

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Blue Oyster Library Launch

Please join us for the launch of the Blue Oyster Library, a community site for research and relaxation, conversation and critique. Utilising a diverse collection of artist books, publications, essay books and graphic novels, Blue Oyster Library acts as a community resource, seeking to share and provide space for deeper understanding and quiet contemplation. The Library will exist as an ever-evolving site, expanding with time and in conversations with our Annual Exhibition Programme.

5:30pm - 7pm

Blue Oyster Art Project Space

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New Adventures In Performance Poetry

Spend an hour traversing broad poetic territory Live On Stage, with Chris Tse, Faith Wilson, Annabel Hawkins, Laura Borrowdale and friends.

7pm - 8pm

Dog with Two Tails

 

The NZYWF Big Book Quiz

From the ivory tower to the gutter press, assemble your team of learned notables for the return of the NZYWF Big Book Quiz. Teams of up to four humans welcome. Did someone say University Book Shop vouchers galore? Register your team! (See ABOUT section)

8pm - 10pm

Dog with Two Tails

 

Sat.9th

Poetry as Resistance

How do poetry and political/social resistance intersect? How has poetry been used as a tool of resistance? This workshop with Kyra Gillies covers both practical writing stuff as well as some open yarns for talking about poetry. People are encouraged to bring their own poems, art, ideas, and friends. Registration required! (See ABOUT section)

10am - 12pm

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The Speculative Young Adult Fiction of Karen Healey

Karen Healey writes books and short stories about smart girls with tough problems and angry boys with secrets. She’s the award-winning author of Guardian of the Dead, The Shattering, When We Wake and While We Run. She is currently the Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence, and will be talking about her work with Jean Balchin.

1pm - 2pm

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Feminism, Trolls & Daring To Have An Opinion with Lizzie Marvelly

Lizzie Marvelly is a musician, writer and activist. At the 2017 Canon Media Awards she won Best Opinion Writer (for her work in the NZ Herald) and Best Blog (for her young feminist platform The Villainesse). The internet can be a hostile place for Young Women With Opinions, though, so how does she cope?

3pm - 4pm

Writers Block

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Sun.10th

The Idea Factory Workshop

Join playwright, comedian and Snapchat star Tom Sainsbury for a couple of hours generating ideas, and shaping them into long form structures. BYO imagination. Registration required! (See ABOUT section)

Midday - 2pm

Writers Block

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Tom Sainsbury’s Great Fan Fiction Salon

It’s no secret that the woeful 50 Shades ... empire started out as a Twilight fan fiction, but surely this can’t be the high-water mark for literary homage? Tom Sainsbury gathers a gaggle of scribes to share their favourite fan fiction escapades.

3pm - 4pm

Dog with Two Tails

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New Zealand Young Writers Festival, 7-10 September 2017

Proudly presented by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust.

Join scribes of all stripes in Dunedin annually for the New Zealand Young Writers Festival. Playwrights and poets; comedians and historians; critics and consciences. Held in the heart of Dunedin - UNESCO City of Literature, produced by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust and with support from Creative New Zealand and Phantom Billstickers, each festival includes workshops, performances, panel discussions and bookish social festivities.

TICKETS

All events are free to attend. All events (except for workshops and quiz night) will be seated first-come, first-served basis and no tickets or bookings will be taken. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time. Arrive early to avoid missing out!

WORKSHOPS require registration. For Blue Oyster workshops go to blueoyster.org.nz. For all other workshops, register your interest by emailing your full name, phone number and workshop title to: look@youngwritersfest.nz. We will contact you to confirm your registration.

QUIZ NIGHT requires teams of up to four people to register. Please email your full name, team name, and phone number to: look@youngwritersfest.nz. We will contact you to confirm your registration.

VENUES

  1. Athenaeum Library 24 The Octagon
  2. Blue Oyster Art Project Space 16 Dowling St
  3. Dog with Two Tails 25 Moray Pl
  4. Writers Block 23 Princes St
  5. Festival Office 26 Princes St