Manawatū Writers’ Festival 2020

The Manawatū Writers’ Festival 2020 is going ahead on September 11-13 in Feilding – and I’m pleased to be on this panel:

Mary McCallumNicola EasthopeRenéeTim Jones, and Elspeth Tilley

Discussion Panel: Writing the World

Sunday 13 September, 3:15pm – 5:00pm

Be entertained by this panel of acclaimed authors as they robustly discuss how writing fiction or poetry can bring about social or political change and why a number of activists are now turning to these mediums.

Manawatu Writers festival logo

Check out the full programme and the participating authors – and consider getting along if you’re in that vicinity.

Here’s the Facebook page for the Festival:

COVID-19 has done much, much worse than disrupt literary festivals – but it’s had a bad effect there too, with the Auckland Writers’ Festival cancelled, the Blackball Readers and Writers Festival postponed, and the World Science Fiction Convention virtualised – so it’s great to see the Manawatū Writers’ Festival 2020 going ahead.