Intimate. Real. Anything goes! The New Zealand Book Council’s True Stories Told Live events have been exhilarating and entertaining audiences at sell-out events for the past eight years. Writers, artists, musicians, actors, politicians and more come together to entertain audiences with surprising, dramatic, funny, frightening and moving true stories. Our invited storytellers have eight minutes each to speak on a theme. No notes. No audio-visual equipment. No props. No questions.
Just true stories that promise to inspire, entrance, and entertain. This is storytelling at its unabashed best! Come and be entertained and enthralled by five of New Zealand’s top writers as they explore the theme of “A Sense of Place” in their own unique way. Kate Camp (poet and broadcaster, voice
of Kate’s Klassics on RNZ); Pip Adam (fiction writer and broadcaster); Bran Gnanalingam (novelist, lawyer, father); Te Kahu Rolleston (poet, troubadour and stand-up comic); and Megan Dunn (art reviewer, writer of mermaids). True Stories are intense, raw and original, filled with plot, pace, adventure and humour.
Supported by the New Zealand Book Council.
This is an event involved in the Featherston Booktown Festival on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May celebrating everything to do with books, writers and reading.
The three-day programme includes writing workshops; poetry readings; talks by leading authors and illustrators; and a book fair including stalls with rare and second-hand books. There are also events specifically for children.
Take a look at our website for the full programme of events.