An afternoon of women's words, wit & wisdom served with a lavish afternoon tea
Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls' Grammar School, cnr of Silver Road & Gillies Avenue, Epsom
There are two Litera-Teas, one in September & one in November, each with a different lineup - so why not come to both?
SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER - 1pm to 5.30pm
1pm Catherine Robertson – Gabriel’s Bay
This smart, heart-warming, funny book vividly evokes a small NZ community. A lively reviewer on radio & in the Listener, Catherine creates quirky, believable characters.
1.20pm Alison Jones – Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds
A wonderfully written & illustrated account, with Kuni Kaa Jenkins, of early Maori & Pakeha encounters in industrial England. 2018 Ockham NZ Book Award Winner
1.40pm Tayi Tibble – Poukahangatus
Full of swagger & boldness & heart, with some quietly intimate pieces, this work from a new Wellington poet covers family, friendship, fashion, sex, pop culture & her own ancestry.
1.55pm Kirsten Warner – The Sound of Breaking Glass
A lively & moving debut novel set in Auckland in the 90s. Christel is dealing with being a mother, an activist, working in reality TV & being the child of a Holocaust survivor.
2.15pm Joanne Drayton – Hudson & Halls: The Food of Love
The love story of two TV chefs who, with charm & spontaneity, captivated viewers & helped change 70s & 80s attitudes to homosexuality. NY Times bestselling NZ author.
2.35pm Jo Seagar – Better Than a Bought One
Jo’s catch-cry ’Easy peasy’ & her down-to-earth humour have endeared her to the nation. Celebrate with maximum effect & minimum effort - ‘There’s more to food than nutrients’!
2.55pm Afternoon Tea – With lamingtons, melting moments, asparagus rolls and more!
3.35pm Lizzie Marvelly – That F Word: Growing Up Feminist in Aotearoa
This feisty columnist, musician & activist challenges traditional expectations & gender imbalances in NZ society, shares her own experiences, & celebrates Kiwi women.
3.55pm Maire Leadbeater – See No Evil: New Zealand’s Betrayal of the People of West Papua
Based on meticulous research & decades of activism, a shocking & insightful call for self-determination in West Papua.
4.15pm Melinda Williams – Eco Homes: Smart Ideas for Sustainable NZ Homes
Packed full of practical, accessible information & inspirational photographs; from the former editor of Urbis magazine & current design editor of Viva.
4.35pm Charlotte Grimshaw – Mazarine
Frances has a troubled relationship with her mother & her ‘ex’, & her daughter has ‘vanished’ - an unsettling, intriguing novel about identity, terrorism & politics in NZ & abroad.
4.55pm Mary McCallum – XYZ of Happiness
Poems of happiness - as it comes, when it’s missing & when it’s hoped for – from novelist, poet, songwriter & publisher of small but perfectly formed independent Makaro Press.
5.10pm Michele A’Court – How We Met: The Ways Great Love Begins
This delightful feminist comedian has interviewed couples about getting together & staying together – magical, delicious, fun!
5.30pm Book signing in the foyer