VOLUME Mapua Literary Festival 2019

The 2019 VOLUME MAPUA LITERARY FESTIVAL is a boutique literary festival featuring some of New Zealand’s best and most interesting writers. Organised by VOLUME, the 2018 New Zealand Bookshop of the Year, the festival continues the series of literary events held in Mapua to benefit the Mapua Community Library. All ticket sales benefit the library.
At this year’s festival, you will hear from authors whose books you have enjoyed and discover authors whose books you will go on to enjoy. The intimate scale of the festival will also enable you to meet and talk with authors and with your fellow literary enthusiasts.
Mapua is a delightful coastal settlement with a village feel, half an hour’s drive from Nelson. It is well provided with cafés and restaurants and accommodation, making it perfect for a literary weekend getaway.
We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

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Tickets can collected from VOLUME or couriered anywhere in New Zealand ($5).  

Lynn Jenner’s deeply thoughtful book, Peat, enlists the help of deceased cultural eminence Charles Brasch to explore the tensions between words and land, and between society and ecology, as a response to the recent development of the Kapiti Expressway, a so... read more

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LYNN JENNER — Peat
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Jenny Bornholdt has the remarkable capacity to draw the subtlest insights out of the most everyday details. Her poetry is marked by the fine-grained quality of her noticing, by her sprightly wit, and by the generous access she provide... read more

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JENNY BORNHOLDT — Lost and Somewhere Else
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Paula Morris’s latest book uses fiction to explore fact, and fact to explore fiction. Family members and famous figures rub shoulders with wholly invented characters in often actual locations and situations. What is the relationship between truth, s... read more

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PAULA MORRIS — False River
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Gregory O’Brien takes his metaphorical dinghy to the edges of New Zealand, starting with a road trip North and then voyaging out into the Pacific, to lead us into some under-explored territories of the South Pacific imagination, art ... read more

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GREGORY O'BRIEN - Always Song in the Water
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Carl Shuker’s new novel is a compelling story of human fallibility, and of the dangerous hunger for black and white answers in a world of exponential complication and nuance. When something goes badly wrong during an operation, a surgeon at a city hosp... read more

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CARL SHUKER — A Mistake
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Whose art gets seen, and whose is remembered? When a young woman in post-war London is tasked with recommending acquisitions for New Zealand's National Art Gallery she struggles to reconcile her idea of that far-away country and he... read more

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THOMASIN SLEIGH — Women in the Field, 1 and 2
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 VOLUME Mapua Literary Festival 2019

Come and hear four of New Zealand’s foremost poets perform selections from their latest and best-loved work. 
A cash bar will be operating, with all proceeds to the Mapua Community Library.
Saturday
21 September5:30$15
 
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: Jenny Bornholdt, Lynn Jenner, Gregory O'Brien, Ashleigh Young
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POETRY EVENING — Jenny Bornholdt, Lynn Jenner, Gregory O'Brien, Ashleigh Young
$15.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 132

Annette Lees swam every day for a year in natural outdoor water. The book she wrote about doing so also introduces us to other ‘wild swimmers’ and provides a fascinating history of New Zealanders’ immersive relationship with water. As well as this, it is a... read more

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ANNETTE LEES — Swim
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Lloyd Jones’s fable-like novel The Cage is a profound and unsettling look at how public inaction normalises and even encourages active mistreatment of refugees. How does society demonise those seen as ‘other’? Jones addresses urgent contemporary issues.... read more

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LLOYD JONES — The Cage
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In her internationally acclaimed essay collectionCan You Tolerate This? Ashleigh Young reveals depths, dimensions and subtleties of difficult or often overlooked subjects. In her new book of poetry, How I Get Ready, she explores various ways o... read more

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ASHLEIGH YOUNG — How I Get Ready
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Test your brains, wit and cunning at this year’s Quiz Night, organised by the Mapua Community Library. 
Quiz Master for the night is writer Ro Cambridge, columnist for the Nelson Mail, co-creator of the popular li... read more

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Quiz Evening — Fundraiser for the Mapua Community Library
$0.00(NZD) inc GST
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When four children temporarily lose their parents just as they are about to begin the race that offers a chance of escaping poverty, they go it alone and learn a lot about themselves — and the adult world — in the process. Come ... read more

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: Eirlys Hunter
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EIRLYS HUNTER — The Mapmakers' Race (Child ticket)
$5.00(NZD) inc GST
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