Out & About: Arts Fiesta and Book Launch

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I didn’t have a market this weekend, and I’m glad because I really needed a day off!

So instead, I’m going to talk about three upcoming events that I am excited about. One is an art & craft fair, the other my own book launch, and the final is an author talk.

Orewa Boulevard Arts Fiesta

I’ve been to this (as a shopper) once before, when it coincided with the Gypsy Fair, and it was a fantastic event. Lots of craft, hippie-ness and, of course, art. This year, I get to be a part of it – yay!


Beyond the End of the World Book Launch

Launch Party: February 2016

Launch Party: February 2016

Once again, this launch is being run by ‘the Wardsworth sisters’ (Mary and Helen) who now own the Dorothy Butler Children’s Bookshop (and were kind enough to hire me). When I first started writing, they suggested having a launch party with them when the book was done.

I think I would’ve chickened out of having a launch party at all if it weren’t for them, so am grateful for their enthusiasm and support. Incidentally, Helen and Mary are strong supporters of self-published works, and do their best to give new books a chance.

This time, we’re getting the community involved with a giant colouring page (which I, uh, probably should be working on right now…). For more information visit Eventfinda or Facebook.

The Magic of Elizabeth Gilbert

I wasn’t a huge fan of Eat, Pray, Love (the usual complaints), but when a friend referred me to Gilbert’s talk on creativity, I began to love her ideas. When Big Magic was released, I bought it straight away and it helped me realise that I am good enough to be an artist, but it doesn’t actually matter whether I’m good enough anyway: what matters is that I am exploring this reality in a way that only I can, and expressing it how I see (or feel) fit.

Gilbert is giving a talk in Auckland in a couple weeks’ time, and I’m booked in and waiting (im)patiently! (Details of the event can be found on the Auckland Writers Festival website).

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