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Now and Then

Audio from the session: Now and Then.

A mash-up of readings of new voices and established writers noted for their evocation of our challenging past. The session is chaired by Brendan Were.

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  • 0:00:09 - Brendan Were announces the winners of the Alternative Bindings short fiction writing contest
  • 0:03:30 - Jade du Preez reads the prize winning short story: Lily of the Valley
  • 0:11:30 - Ruby Porter: Imogen and State Highway 1B
  • 0:15:50 - Aorewa Mcleod: Casting Off
  • 0:24:42 - Semira Davis: Sestina and Sex Poems With No Bra On
  • 0:28:50 - Paula Boock: Dare Truth or Promise
  • 0:36:05 - Matt Wort
  • 0:41:15 - Heather McPherson: Stuck at the Lights, Four Artists with Cups and My Lover Moves
  • 0:48:00 - Michelle Durey: Genderless and Tea Cups
  • 0:53:35 - Julie Helean: We the Ones
  • 1:01:22 - Madeline Reid: Dear November
  • 1:05:50 - Ron Brownson pays tribute to David Lyndon Brown

A special thank you to the organisers and participants for allowing us to record this event.


1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, activism, addiction, aim best first book award, alternative bindings, andrew rumbles, aorewa mcleod, aotearoa new zealand, art new zealand, artist, arts, auckland, auckland art gallery, auckland university of technology, birthmark, books, bottom, brendan were, bro'town (tv), calling the fish and other stories (book), casting off, christchurch, coming out, constantine cavafy, cracked (short story), cum, dance, dare truth or promise (book), david lyndon brown, dear november, desire, douglas wright, elam school of fine arts (auckland), exhibition, family, family portraits, fantasy, feminism, field punishment no.1 (tv), four artists with cups (poem), gay, genderless, germaine greer, gina cole, graffiti, gymnastics, haunting douglas (documentary), heather mcpherson, herne bay petanque club (auckland), heterosexual, human rights, ika, imogen (poem), international institute of modern letters (iiml), jade du preez, james wallace, joann loulan, julie helean, katherine mansfield short story awards, keri hulme, lambda literary awards, landfall (journal), law, lesbian, lesbian sex (book), lily of the valley (short story), lippy pictures, madeline reid, manukau institute of technology, maori, marcia quackenbush, marked men (book), marriage, mary daly, mary stanley, matt wort, mental health, michael giacon, michelle durey, misjudged (short story), misogyny, my lover moves (poem), narcissism, national poetry slam, neighbourhood watch (book), new zealand post children's book awards, nod ghosh, orgasm, out walked mel (book), painting, pak'nsave, pakeha, paula boock, planes, poetry, poetrylive at the thirsty dog (auckland), pride, pride parade, publishing, queenstown, queer, racism, radio, radio new zealand, re-draft, reality bites (film), relationships, robert burns fellowship (university of otago), ron brownson, ruby porter, rugby, runway gay, sam orchard, same same but different (2016), scopophilia, self help, self publish, semira davis, sesqui 1990, sestina (poem), seven lesbians and a bar of soap (short story), sex, sex poems with no bra on (poem), sexism, shopping, sissy, skin hunger (book), spanish steps (short story), speak, memory (book), spiral (journal), state highway 1b (poem), steven joyce, stuck at the lights (poem), susan sontag, tangiwai - a love story (tv), te reo maori, tea cups (poem), the blue lawn (book), the bone people (book), the female eunuch (book), the insiders guide to happiness (tv), the mortification of henry james (short story), the open accounts of an honesty box (book), the penguin book of new zealand verse, the strip (tv), the triumph of hope (short story), the unfortunate experiment, tikanga, tino rangatiratanga, tiriti o waitangi / treaty of waitangi, top, trans-exclusionary radical feminism (terf), transgender, university of auckland, university of otago, until proven innocent (tv), victoria university of wellington, visual arts, vladimir nabokov, voyeurism, wallace arts trust prize for short fiction, walt whitman, we the ones, wellington, who was that woman, anyway? (book), william dart, william taylor, winona ryder, women, writing

Record date:13th February 2016
Location:Auckland University of Technology