How to be a writer

How to be a writer

A talk by Steve Hely at the Word Festival, Christchurch, 2016. “What I like about books is you can really get into someone’s head. In books you can have inner monologues.” Steve frequently contrasted his work for tv talk shows and comedy shows with...
Adventures in Publishing

Adventures in Publishing

A talk by Scott Pack at the Word Festival in Christchurch, 2016. Two months ago Pack received an invite from Rachel King, managed to convince his family (primarily his children) that he was a worthy world-travelling speaker, and finally had a brainwave for the theme...
Elements show us to ourselves

Elements show us to ourselves

The science of yoga claims that all experience is a combination of the qualities of the five elements, earth, water, fire, air and space. We know the world and ourselves as the ever-changing fluxing of these elements. As much as I can be present to all the changing...