LAUNCH WEEK PROGRAMME: Temporary Literaturhaus New Zealand

This year New Zealand will be in the international literary spotlight as guest of honour at the world’s largest book fair in Frankfurt. From February onwards you can explore New Zealand’s literary connections with the rest of the world at Wellington’s Temporary Literaturhaus, a mobile literary festival. Join us at the launch week for readings, discussions, music and film. 
 
Tues 7th February 2012:
Landscapes of Memory: Kate de Goldi and Lloyd Jones on writing and place
6pm City Gallery, Civic Square, Wellington

Weds 8th February 2012:
Anton Can do Magic, performed in German and English by Fiona McNamara and Ailsa Krefft
A fantastic quirky picture book by Ole Konnecke (published by award-winning Wellington publisher Gecko Press). Suitable for preschoolers (2-4 yrs) accompanied by an adult.
10.30-11.00am Wellington Central Library

Reading Stage 1
Short readings from current work by upcoming and established writers and translators from the Institute of Modern Letters, Massey University, the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation and Whitireia. 

12.00 – 12.55, Wellington Central Library

Grim/m Tales
Hinemoana Baker, Paul Diamond, Fiona Kidman, Elizabeth Knox, Marco Sonzogni and Apirana Taylor give their unique take on Grimm-inspired themes. 
 6.15pm, Wellington Central Library: Join the writers for pre-show coffee from 5.30pm in Clarks.

Thurs 9th February 2012:
Reading Stage 2 Short readings from current work by upcoming and established writers and translators from the Institute of Modern Letters, Massey University, the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation and Whitireia.
12.00 – 12.55, Wellington Central Library

The Poetry Cabaret
Featuring musician Lorenzo Bühne and poets Bill Manhire and Chris Price with music, performances and readings of NZ poetry and German poetry in translation.
6pm Cafe Meow (9 Edward St), Wellington

Fri 10th February 2012:
Storytelling with Holly Gooch
Storyteller Holly Gooch performs on a fairy tale-inspired theme. Suitable for preschoolers (2 – 4 yrs) accompanied by an adult.
 10.30am (until 11.30am), Wellington Central Library

Stories in Silhouette
Fairy tales brought to life by Lotte Reiniger, a pioneer of silhouette animation.
7.00pm, NZ Film Archive, Taranaki St, Wellington

Sat 11th February 2012:
Storytelling with Apirana Taylor.
Apirana Taylor tells stories, strums his guitar and adds atmosphere with his traditional Maori instruments.
Suitable for primary-age children (5 – 9 yrs).
2.00-3.00pm, Wellington Central Library

Free entry to kids’ events and lunchtime sessions. Evening events by Koha. For more information contact literaturhausnz@gmail.com
With the support of Creative New Zealand 
Also supported by the Goethe-Institut, NZ Book Council, New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation, and Wellington City Council




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