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Launch: Vaughan Rapatahana, Novel

Book launch for Novel (Rangitawa Publishing, 2018)

Novel by Vaughan RapatahanaThe rapidly developing action in Novel straddles Aotearoa New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Philippines and beyond. In our contemporary world of increasing electronic surveillance from hegemonic national administrations, several diverse characters struggle to survive to resist in a variety of ways. At the same time the so-called established methods of writing fiction undergo deconstruction.

 

Who: Vaughan Rapatahana. Introduction by Roger Horrocks
When: Sunday 10 March, 2.pm
Where: Nectar Lounge, Kingslander Hotel, New North Road, Auckland.

The novel has a highly visual cinematic quality to it, cutting quickly from scene to scene while letting the action speak for itself. Its uncluttered narrative held my attention to the last page. It deserves a wide readership. – Bob Orr

Brief issue 55

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brief 55

Edited by Olivia Macassey. 144pp.

Featuring work by: Ivy Alvarez, Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, Nick Ascroft, Victor Billot, Iain Britton, Isaac Brodie, Brent Cantwell, Stephanie Christie, Mary Cresswell, Brett Cross, Makyla Curtis, William Direen, John Downie, Doc Drumheller, John Geraets, Michael Giacon, Rata Gordon, Dale Johnson, Robert Kempen, Sid Khanzode, Rosalie Liu, Caoimhe McKeogh, joshua morris, Michael Morrisey, Janet Newman, Piet Nieuwland, Andrew Maximillian Niss, Keith Nunes, Vaughan Rapatahana, Sahanika Ratnayake, Jack Ross, Lisa Samuels, Carin Smeaton, Michael Steven, Fiona Stevens, Richard Taylor, Denys Trussell, Richard von Sturmer, E Wen Wong, Mark Young.

Reviews: Jen Crawford reviews Excerpts from a Natural History by Holly Painter and The Burnt Hotel by Olivia Macassey.

“an isle of amusements, mysteries and wonders…”

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Poetry reading, Auckland

Kanohi Ki Te Kanohi – Face to Face

Face to Face Poetry reading
Who: Bob Orr, Iain Britton, Ruby Porter, Makyla Curtis, Vaughan Rapatahana, Olivia Macassey, Selina Tusitala Marsh
When: Friday 11 August, 7-8.30 pm
Where: Time Out Bookstore, 432 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland.

 

 

Unique, original and incredibly gifted!

Poetry reading, Auckland

Tika Tonu A Tu Ki A Koe – Be True to Yourself

Poetry Reading: Tika Tonu A Tu Ki A Koe – Be True to Yourself

Where: Time Out Bookstore, Mt Eden, Auckland
When: Friday 12 August at 7pm.

Who:  Makyla Curtis, Steven Toussaint, Kiri Piahana-Wong, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Vaughan Rapatahana, Iain Britton.

This is a BYO event. Come relax, have a drink and listen to some fantastic poetry!

Brief issue 54

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Special issue: Love

Edited by Olivia Macassey. 136pp.

Featuring work by: John Adams, Nick Ascroft, Cassandra Atherton, Stu Bagby, Cassandra Barnett, Iain Britton, Isaac Brodie, Berengaria Burns, Stephanie Christie, Mary Cresswell, David Lyndon Brown, Rene Harrison, Ted Jenner, Matt Kelly, Robert Kempen, Sid Khanzode, Harvey Molloy, Janet Newman, Piet Nieuwland, Keith Nunes, Sugu Pillay, Vaughan Rapatahana, Sean Redmond, Jack Ross, Carin Smeaton, Ruby Solly, Fiona Stevens, Richard Taylor, Richard von Sturmer, Bill Wolak, Mark Young.

Reviews: Michael Onslow-Osbourne reviews Carbon Shapes and Dark Matter by Stephanie Christie; Olivia Macassey reviews Song of the Ghost in the Machine by Roger Horrocks.

“Love, exciting and new/ Come aboard, we’re expecting you” (Paul Williams, Love Boat Theme)

Brief issue 53

brief issue 53

Anniversary 1995 – 2015

Editor: Alex Wild  (Poetry editor: Brett Cross). 150pp.

Featuring work by: Nick Ascroft, Sarah Bogle, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Isobel Cairns, Joel Chace, Stephanie Christie, Kate Davis, Erin Doyle, Murray Edmond, Rachel Fenton, Fresh and Fruity Manifesto, John Geraets, Ted Jenner, Sid Khanzode, Geum Hye Kim, Olivia Macassey, Harvey Molloy, Jun Moungboon, Keith Nunes, Sugu Pillay, Vaughan Rapatahana, Manon Revuelta, Jack Ross, Carin Smeaton, Richard von Sturmer, Richard Taylor, Mark Young.

Reviews: Richard Taylor reviews The Blinding Walk by K. M. Ross; John Geraets reviews The Gold Leaves by Edward Jenner.

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