Every month, Wairarapa Word hosts an afternoon with a writer on the first Sunday at 3pm. The year 2017 promises to offer something for everyone. 

In April, the internationally acclaimed author Lloyd Jones (Mister Pip, A History of Silence) read excerpts from work in progress and engaged in conversation with Paul Melser, artist, art critic, and his good mate. In May, novelist turned publisher Mary McCallum (Blue, Dappled Annie and the Tigrish) talked about shaping a manuscript into a book, discussing the role of author, editor and publisher. She started up Makaro Press in Wellington three years ago and has already published 50 titles,

June will feature Maxine Hemi and Ra Smith at Aratoi Museum, July, the writer David Coventry (The Invisible Mile); August sees James Brown (author of five poetry books); September is Shirley Corlett, who will discuss writing children’s novels, October brings Damien Wilkins, Director of the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University, November sees Carrie Tiffany with Kate de Goldi, and in December, there will be a Children’s and Young Adult Book Festival, with Wairarapa and Wellington writers.

Venues vary, so for updates, please contact Wai Word to be on the email list (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) ;’like’ us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WairarapaWord/) or stop in at Almo’s Books, 42 High St N, Carterton, open daily. Wai Word is supported by Koha, Creative New Zealand through the Carterton Creative Communities Scheme, and Almo’s Books.