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Between the Lines 2021 Program


We’re excited to share the full program for Between the Lines 2021! Check out the information below to see what’s planned and when each activity is taking place. Feel free to get in touch with any questions, or if you are interested in taking part in next year's festival.

Thursday 20th May, 9:30am

Young Writers' Workshop

A workshop event for nominated students from participating schools

Thursday 20th May, 7pm


Featuring writer Owen Marshall, artist Grahame Sydney, and poet Brian Turner

Friday 21st May, 10am

The Girl from Revolution Road

A discussion with Ghazaleh Golbakhsh about her experience as an Iranian immigrant growing up in New Zealand.

Friday 21st May, 12:30pm

Bubbles and Books

Bubbles and laughter with much loved kiwi author and gardener, Lynda Hallinan

Friday 21st May, 7pm

Bums on Seats

A discussion with well-known playwright Roger Hall

Saturday 22nd May, 10:30am

Money with Mary

Mary Holm discusses personal finance.

Saturday 22nd May, 2pm

Rocking Self-Publishing (Workshop Event)

Learn to rock self-publishing with this workshop from best-selling indie author Steff Green

Saturday 22nd May, 2pm


An intimate chat with crime writer, Rose Carlyle.

Saturday 22nd May, 7pm


Discover traditional Maori philosophy through simple, powerful, life lessons with Dr Hinemoa Elder.

Sunday 23rd May, 10:30am


A showcase of local authors, including poetry and music.


Contact Us

Do you have questions about our events, booking tickets, or how to get here? Would you like to feature in next year's event? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

Central Hawke's Bay, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

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