31 May 2015

New Zealand Young Writers Festival

From Standing Room Only, 2:38 pm on 31 May 2015

New Zealand Young Writers Festival2:38 New Zealand Young Writers Festival

Dunedin's about to host the country's first festival dedicated to young writers - and new forums for writing. City councillor and playright Aaron Hawkins has organised the event, with panel discussions ranging from the value of reality TV and working with editors, to transmedia storytelling and a play that will be written and performed within 72 hours on a budget of $72 by the city's new professional theatre company Counterpoint. Lynn Freeman spoke to Aaron and to two festival panelists: Alex Casey staff writer for the TV focussed website The Spinoff, and Kirsti Whalen who is a poet and literature editor of the arts website Pantograph Punch.

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