Rotorua Noir

Rotorua Noir will be two fun-filled days of crime-fiction authors and readers getting to know each other, discussion panels, one-on-one interviews and book signings. All at the Shambles Theatre in Rotorua.

There will also be creative writing workshops on Friday the 25th at a different venue run by Vanda Symon.

Manawatu Writer’s Festival 2018

This year’s programme will include venues in Feilding and Palmerston North.

Sessions of talks, speaker panels, workshops and performance go from Saturday 8th to Tuesday 11th September, with the festival opening on Friday 7th Sept.

‘By celebrating writers, and encouraging writers to emerge from our communities and connect with one another, we are invigorating communities of readers too.’

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Book, Chocolate and Wine Pairings – Perfect for Valentine’s Day

February 14th, Valentine’s Day – we can almost hear the eye rolls. We don’t want you to put up with  sappy, insincere cards, overpriced flowers, and the societal pressure to be paired off.

For those who are going to do Valentine’s Day on their own terms, we at Writer’s Plot have some interesting and thoughtful ideas as we acknowledge the one great unifying truth: generally, people love presents. And that includes presents to yourself.

As book lovers and avid readers, we ask – What’s better than a good book? A good book paired with the perfect glass of wine, and favourite chocolate deliciousness of course. However, we also know that all books are best consumed with cheese, but we are leaving that for another day.

Not a wine drinker? Then we have some alternatives further down the page –

There is no wrong or right way of doing this, and here are a few to get you started…

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Please welcome Antony Millen to the hot seat

Kia ora,

Please welcome our latest victim guest, Antony Millen. On the metal plate suspended above that puddle by wires is a chocolate fish. Behave and the delicious pink marshmallow fish covered in chocolate won’t end up a goopy mess on the floor.

In the event of an earthquake/zombie plague/or random occupation – you’ll find emergency procedures taped to the bottom of your seat. Yes, just like a flotation device. You’ll also find a Glock 17 with a full magazine.
Remember you cannot reason with zombies and it’s a head shot every time.

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Our first victim for 2017 is Belinda Mellor!

Kia ora,

Please welcome our latest victim guest, Belinda Mellor. On the metal plate suspended above that puddle by wires is a chocolate fish. Behave and the delicious pink marshmallow fish covered in chocolate won’t end up a goopy mess on the floor.

In the event of an earthquake/zombie plague/or random occupation – you’ll find emergency procedures taped to the bottom of your seat. Yes, just like a flotation device. You’ll also find a Glock 17 with a full magazine.
Remember you cannot reason with zombies and it’s a headshot every time.

Belinda Mellor
Belinda Mellor

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A Ginormous WPRR welcome to our latest victim, Paul Corrigan

Kia ora,

Please welcome our latest victim guest, Paul Corrigan. On the metal plate suspended above that puddle by wires is a chocolate fish. Behave and the delicious pink marshmallow fish covered in chocolate won’t end up a goopy mess on the floor.

In the event of an earthquake/zombie plague/or random occupation – you’ll find emergency procedures taped to the bottom of your seat. Yes, just like a flotation device. You’ll also find a Glock 17 with a full magazine.
Remember you cannot reason with zombies and it’s a head shot every time.

Right. Comfy?
Yes. I’m clinging on tenaciously, just like Powdered Toast Man in Ren & Stimpy.

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A big WPRR welcome to Anya Forest

Kia ora,

Please welcome our latest victim guest, Anya Forest. On the metal plate suspended above that puddle by wires is a chocolate fish. Behave and the delicious pink marshmallow fish covered in chocolate won’t end up a goopy mess on the floor.

In the event of an earthquake/zombie plague/or random occupation – you’ll find emergency procedures taped to the bottom of your seat. Yes, just like a flotation device. You’ll also find a Glock 17 with a full magazine.
Remember you cannot reason with zombies and it’s a head shot every time.

Comfy?
Yep. I have my retriever Crockett supervising and the TV on.

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Our latest brave soul is Kevin Berry

Kia ora,

Please welcome our latest victim guest, Kevin Berry. On the metal plate suspended above that puddle by wires is a chocolate fish. Behave and the delicious pink marshmallow fish covered in chocolate won’t end up a goopy mess on the floor.

In the event of an earthquake/zombie plague/or random occupation – you’ll find emergency procedures taped to the bottom of your seat. Yes, just like a flotation device. You’ll also find a Glock 17 with a full magazine.
Remember you cannot reason with zombies and it’s a head shot every time.

Kevin Berry
Kevin Berry

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Put your hands together and welcome Debbie Cowens

Kia ora,

Please welcome our latest victim guest, Debbie Cowens. On the metal plate suspended above that puddle by wires is a block of lime Kbar chocolate (why lime? because you put the lime in the coconut …) Behave and the chocolate won’t end up a goopy mess on the floor.

In the event of an earthquake/zombie plague/or random occupation – you’ll find emergency procedures taped to the bottom of your seat. Yes, just like a flotation device. You’ll also find a Glock 17 with a full magazine and a KA-BAR, it’s not made of chocolate.

Remember you cannot reason with zombies and it’s a head shot every time.

Debbie Cowens
Debbie Cowens

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