Anticipated highlights #2 – AWRF 2013

My paper copy of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival programme is a sea of pink as the highlighter continues to get a work-out.

My second most anticipated event features Rosemary McLeod; cartoonist, journalist, collector and all-round great writer whose work has been entertaining, annoying and making me think since I was a teenager. Actually that may be something of an exaggeration because she’s not much older than me, but then she could have started working on Thursday magazine when she was a teenager.

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I still look for her column first in The Press on a Thursday and her book Thrift to Fantasy is one of my favourites, so I’m really excited to hear her talk about The Secret Life of Aprons and her new book With bold needle and thread.

The occasion may call for the wearing of a very special ceremonial apron. Like a female Mason, if there was such a thing.

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Libraries humming with music this weekend

From the New Zealand Army Band at Hornby Library to Matt and Hamish playing jazz at Parkland to the Natural Magic Pirate Band bringing hearty music to Central Tuam Library, libraries across the city will be humming with music this weekend and every weekend of NZ Music Month 2013. Check our calendar of events and come along and enjoy.