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Finale - Local Author's Showcase

Sunday 23rd May, 10:30am

Please join us for this fun free event at the Central Hawkes Bay Museum - a celebration to close the second Between the Lines Festival.


The session features poet and musician Tim Saunders with his band The Rousies from Manawatu. 


We will also enjoy talks and readings from local authors Jeremy Roberts, Cristina Sanders and Angus Gordon.


Tim Saunders farms sheep and beef near Palmerston North. He performs poetry as part of The Rouseabouts, a trio of poets and musicians, and has had poetry and short stories published in Turbine|Kapohau, takahē, Landfall, Poetry NZ Yearbook and Flash Frontier. He won the 2018 Mindfood Magazine Short Story Competition, and placed third in the 2019 and 2020 National Flash Fiction Day Awards. He also won the 2020 Cooney Insurance Short Story Competition. His book, This Farming Life, was published by Allen & Unwin in August, 2020.

Jeremy Roberts is a resident of Napier, where he MC’s at Napier Live Poets and interviews poets on Radio Kidnappers. He is also a poetry book reviewer. His first poetry collection was ‘Idiot Dawn’, with another collection, ‘Cards on the Table’ published in 2015. Jeremy also contributed a poem for the recently released book ‘Somewhere a Cleaner’ and won the Earl of Seacliff poetry prize in 2019.


Cristina Sanders is a historical fiction writer living in Hawkes Bay. Cristina’s debut novel, ‘Jerningham’, about Jerningham Wakefield and the recklessness of colonial New Zealand, was published in 2020 and shortlisted for the NZ Heritage Literary Awards. Her second novel, ‘Displaced’, won the Storylines Tessa Duder Award in 2020 and has just been published. Displaced, for young adult readers, is the story of the early settlements of Napier and Norsewood.


Angus Gordon of Clifton has just had his new book ‘Historic Homesteads of Hawkes Bay’ published. This will be his third book, following on from ‘In the Shadow of the Cape,’ a History of the Gordon Family of Clifton, and ‘Famous Times’, a book about historic woolsheds. Angus is currently compiling a collection of his poetry.

Tickets are strictly limited - no ticket - no entry - be quick.

With thanks to the Central Hawke's Bay Museum for hosting the Festival Finale, and to the Central Hawke's Bay District Council Vibrancy Fund for their generous contribution enabling us to make this a free event.

We would also like to thank Jacqui Mathews for her kind donation to support this festival.