We are planning a literary event for early Sept (4th and 5th) here in Upper Hutt. (Pending funding at this stage).
What we want, are expressions of interest from local authors, publishers, and printers who would like to be involved. Local meaning Upper Hutt and the greater Wellington Region.
The event is called ‘Inside Quote Marks’
The plan (is very loose at this point):
Saturday Sept 4th: An evening ticketed event at Expressions Whirinaki – possibly a panel of authors or keynote speakers. (It’s the theatre so we have a lot of scope and fully expect to expand on this!)
Sunday Sept 5th: Sales area, small workshops and talks by authors (groups to be kept small/intimate to allow for conversation between readers and the author) – we’re open to suggestions and ideas for Sunday.
(Again we can use the theatre and the rec hall, so we have many possibilities!) The last event we held was geared to children this one is for about 15 yrs and up. (We’re looking for authors who write YA and above.)
The idea here is to introduce local and regional authors to the public … from our work in the bookshop we are aware that most people have no idea how many amazingly talented authors live in Upper Hutt and our region. Let’s change that.Let’s make Upper Hutt known as a place where stories and authors flourish! (As well the home of Wellington Races and Brewtown.)
So, now, we want you to get busy leaving comments (here/on Facebook page or email us at email@example.com ) and let us know if you want to be involved.
We’ll get in touch with everyone to discuss the details once we know if this can go ahead.