Email digest, Wed 11 May 2011

Events
Today is The Big Read – are your kids doing something for it?

David Hartnell’s Memoirs of a Gossip Columnist event in Mosgiel is already sold out! Get in quick for the others 

Book News
16% of publishing revenue predicted to come from e-book sales by the year 2015

Joyce Carol Oates Updates Her Widow’s Story (spoiler alert)

Booksellers – don’t forget to vote for the Nielsen BookData NZ Booksellers Choice Award 2011

From around the internet
Lots of background reading for the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival in NZ Listener’s blog

Can you teach creative writing?

An excellent blog post on questions NOT to ask at a bookshop event

New books
Hachette has recently sent in their new books list for July… if you’re looking to plan winter reading

Book reviews

Book review:  The Conductor 

Activities
Hey Aucklanders, if you’re stuck inside in the rain today staring at your cat – how about trying to knit it?

Look! A chance to study writing for children in a 3-day critiquing workshop with Kate De Goldi [link TBC – awaiting update]

Three-day short fiction workshop in September with writer Susan Pearce – 12 participants only [link TBC – awaiting update]

For your listening pleasure
The Kim Hill interview with David Mitchell, if you missed it – great stuff

Listen to Bernadette Hall read her poem The History of Europe from the Best of Best New Zealand Poems – gorgeous!

Things to get
Get all the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival you need from their nifty iPhone app! And its FREE! Just in time for opening day

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