Writers tour to stimulate others
Wanaka is set to be the final destination of a tour being held to inspire writers.
Four award-winning authors, Wellington novelist and short story writer Pip Adam, novelist Laurence Fearnley of Dunedin, fiction and non-fiction writer Tina Makereti, and fiction writer Lawrence Patchett, both of Kapiti, will read from new work and speak about their passion for writing when they visit the Wanaka Public Library on October 7.
The tour hopes to encourage the experience of high-quality literature in southern communities.
‘‘Distance and cost can make it difficult for people from smaller communities to access literary festivals in urban centres such as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
‘‘As writers we want to be proactive, tour the south and introduce audiences to new and exciting work,’’ Fearnley said.
The quartet will stop in Oamaru, Dunedin, Gore and Te Anau before finishing in Wanaka.
Pen to paper: North Island writers Tina Makereti, Pip Adam, and Lawrence Patchett will join Laurence Fearnley, absent, on a tour of South Island towns, stopping in Wanaka.