Author Talk:  The Second by Alan J Cooper
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

Author Talk: The Second by Alan J Cooper

Visiting Time Out Bookstore from Canada, Alan J Cooper considers our nature and culture by looking at power and conflict in people’s action, and through his erudite interpretation of emotional and intellectual tensions in society, he explores the nature of “belief”...

By way of the book’s diary-style entries we follow the protagonist, a vibrant French Canadian, Chantelle, who promotes a spirituality based on principles and not traditional dogma.

Embracing her activism she moves across the U.S. and Canada, engaging the complex ideologies that shape politics, religion, and spirituality, as she tries to balance her rocky romance with an aspiring half-Jewish architect while continuing her embrace with activism, and a connection to a New York organization with a hate-based agenda kept secret from her.

But while Chantelle’s spirituality roots her beliefs, we see the “religious” more frequently lean toward evil over good...

The Second is a work of profound and moving secular spirituality that touches all the markers of religion, a modern-day American Gothic in which the novel’s characters ultimately confront their individual identities through the realization of just how hard it is to make belief believable.

My published true story is BRAIN INJURY by Alan J Cooper, after being struck by an impaired driver. My published novel is The SECOND, illustrating the difference between spirituality and religion. There is a 5-minute video at www.alanjcooper.com. I am working on the third. 

 
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Book Club: The Ice Shelf by Anne Kennedy
Feb
18
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: The Ice Shelf by Anne Kennedy

The Ice Shelf is a sharp, comic novel following Janice- a recently separated writer- as she tries finding a home for her new fridge while editing her manuscript. A punchy, witty and self-aware novel that tackles love, the environment and the art of acknowledgements.

Anne will also join us for a follow-up Q&A on March 14th 7pm-8pm and will be interviewed by our wonderful book buyer Kiran Dass! Please email any questions you might have to books@timeout.co.nz with the subject ‘Anne Kennedy Q&A’.

Anne Kennedy is a New Zealand novelist, poet and screenwriter who has won the NZ Post Book Award for Poetry and was The International Institute of Modern Letters Writer-in-Residence in 2016.

Kindest,
Suri

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Author Talk: The Inheritance Thief by Adrienne Nairn
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Author Talk: The Inheritance Thief by Adrienne Nairn

Hampshire Police used the international crime-busting agency Interpol to investigate alleged ‘harassment’ of an elderly British woman by a step-daughter who lived 20,000 miles away - in New Zealand.

In this way Adrienne Nairn, became a "wanted" woman.

Despite the insistence of senior Hampshire Police officers that the force did not get involved in family matters it then proceeded to do so, involving the international crime-busting agency Interpol in its work.

This is just one of the series of bizarre incidents captured in Adrienne's autobiography My Brother My Enemy published by Stentorian Publishing Ltd in New Zealand.

Still selling well, Adrienne felt the need to turn this gripping story into a novel which she has now done with the help of Maria de Jong, a life story writer. Launched in the UK late last year Adrienne is now promoting the book in New Zealand.

But beyond this personal story of two siblings who became enemies, it should also serve as a timely reminder for those with parents approaching their twilight years, or those who know they are nearing the end of their lives.

As this book demonstrates, looking the Police or the Courts for salvation in these circumstances is fraught with difficulty in the UK. However, Adrienne was in contact with the Hon. Jo Goodhew, former Minister for Senior Citizens, who wrote an informative letter highlighting how New Zealand has already gone further than the UK by ensuring citizens granting Powers of Attorney must obtain separate legal advice and the fact that a wide range of people can apply to the Family Court if problems arise. A copy of this letter is printed as an Addendum to The Inheritance Thief.

Adrienne has given numerous talks in her local town of Taupo concerning her unusual fight for justice, receiving a number of letters from a varying range of people regarding their own experiences.

Adrienne is joined by Maria de Jong, a full time writer of biographies and memoirs. Through her business, Life Stories, Maria provides ghost writing, editing and publishing services and has written a number of books.

My Brother, My Enemy
The Inheritance Thief

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Auckland: Get Your Energy Back!
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Auckland: Get Your Energy Back!

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Hosted by PM in Australasia

$15 entry

Do you have a daily list of 'to do's' that you follow before you can even start to think about exciting new ideas that could change your life? Often we don't get further than the first 2 tasks on the list, ending up disappointed because we didn't have the time and energy to do the things that really matter to us. In this interactive talk, Clinton & Anne-Chloe will dive into the source of this energy in order to reconnect with our energized selves!

Please note: payment at the venue (Cash only!)

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Author Talk: Passion Reveals Purpose by Tosin Adewumi
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Author Talk: Passion Reveals Purpose by Tosin Adewumi

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Passion is what drives us to do our best work. Without it, we lack the motivation to get things done, let alone persist and succeed. When passion is channeled through the right pursuit, however, passion breeds purpose...and inevitably, success for you and everyone around you.

For most people, survival dictates our work, and we pursue money at the expense of self- fulfillment. Small wonder that so many of us experience dissatisfaction with work and life. But here’s the good news: it doesn’t have to be that way! You can discover your passion and your life’s work.

This book will help you:

• Understand who you are and what makes you unique

• Determine the priority that things and people should take in your life

• Cultivate better and meaningful relationships

• Identify what is most important to you and what you are passionate about doing

• Identify your true potential

• Live a fulfilled, focused, and purpose-driven life as you inspire others to do the same

Tosin Adewumi is the author of online resources: Passion Reveals Purpose, The All-Round You blog and the eBook "Wisdom Is Profitable: Wisdom for Everyday People on Everyday Issues". An accomplished musician and a passionate writer. He is an IT Consultant with Bachelor of Information Systems and a post-graduate degree in eCommerce. An alumnus of Griffith University Conservatorium of Music and the Founder and Music Director of the internationally recognized music recording group Brisbane City Gospel Choir from Australia. Tosin's passion is to inspire people to discover their life's purpose and do their most fulfilling and meaningful life's work.

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Author Talk: Anne Kennedy with Kiran Dass
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Author Talk: Anne Kennedy with Kiran Dass

Following on from our February Lit Reads Book Club, we are extremely pleased to welcome Anne Kennedy to join us to talk about her book, The Ice Shelf.

Anne Kennedy is a New Zealand novelist, poet and screenwriter who has won the NZ Post Book Award for Poetry and was The International Institute of Modern Letters Writer-in-Residence in 2016.

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Photo credit: Susanna Burton

The Ice Shelf is a sharp, comic novel following Janice- a recently separated writer- as she tries finding a home for her new fridge while editing her manuscript. A punchy, witty and self-aware novel that tackles love, the environment and the art of acknowledgements.

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Anne will be interviewed by our wonderful book buyer Kiran Dass! One of New Zealand’s leading literary critics, Kiran is a reviewer and journalist who has written about books and music for the NZ Herald, NZ Listener, Sunday magazine, Sunday Star-Times, Metro, Landfall, NZ Books, Dominion Post, The Spinoff, The Pantograph Punch and The Wire (UK). Kiran has a monthly book review slot on RNZ’s Nine to Noon and a fortnightly book review slot on Auckland’s 95bFM Breakfast show.

Please email any questions you might have to books@timeout.co.nz with the subject ‘Anne Kennedy Q&A’.

All are welcome!

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #9
Jan
21
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #9

Hello fellow Lit Reads members,

Here’s a big summer read for you!

Pascale from Penguin Random House says, ‘Murakami’s new novel Killing Commendatore is the Kyoto-born author at his whimsical best. Compelling and enigmatic, it follows a Japanese portrait painter and the unusual happenings that unfold when he moves into the mountainside home of a famous artist. This quirky slow-burner will keep you guessing until the very last page. And there are plenty of pages; 681 to be exact. Art, history, and love weave together in this beautifully balanced story. As always, Murakami delivers a great read.’

Feel free to send any questions my way!

Kindest,
Suri

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #8
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #8

Hello fellow Lit Reads members!

The 2018 Man Booker Prize has been announced which dictates our next book club choice. Our final Lit Reads title, The Milkman, is a gripping, experimental novel exploring oral histories, unreliable narrators and gossip set at the height of the troubles. 

More stock is expected to arrive to the shop next week, so please get in touch if you would like us to hold you a copy.

We will also be discussing our favourite reads of the year, hearing from a book club member in the US and announcing a chance to win a $100 voucher. 

We've also created a new Facebook page for Lit Reads members to continue discussions online. We'll be posting news and reviews about titles and upcoming Book Club sessions, as well as a list of reader's recommendations from each Book Club. 

Thank you to everyone who came to last book club- our largest yet! Due to the great turn out, we'll be moving more furniture out of the way and providing more seating. 

We look forward to seeing you for our final book club meeting for the year on November 26th at 6.30pm. 
 

Feel free to send any questions my way!

Looking forward to seeing you all in November.

Kindest,
Suri

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Book Launch: The Friday Poem edited by Steve Braunias
Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

Book Launch: The Friday Poem edited by Steve Braunias

Come and celebrate The Friday Poem! Steve will give a brief, pithy speech on the state of New Zealand poetry, and introduce readings from five poets who feature in the book – Courtney Sina Meredith, Kevin Ireland, Dominic Hoey, Simone Kaho, and Steve Toussaint.

“Something exciting is happening in New Zealand poetry, a sort of revolution,” claims Steve Braunias in his introduction to this stunning new anthology of 100 poems. As literary editor at The Spinoff, he has published new poetry every Friday for the past four years.

Along the way introduced the phenomenal Hera Lindsay Bird to a wide audience, and discovered startling and often hilarious work by other young women poets. The best of their poems appear here alongside writing by established poets such as Sam Hunt, Bill Manhire, poet laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh, Elizabeth Smither, Brian Turner, and Ashleigh Young. It also finds room for former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.

Observations on our way of life, Pasifika voices, te reo, satire, confession, love poetry, poetry for funerals, a poem for Anzac Day – The Friday Poem is New Zealand poetry at its best.

Please RSVP to books@timeout.co.nz

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Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Author Talk: Billy Bragg

We are thrilled to have the trailblazing singer, songwriter and political campaigner Billy Bragg (UK) appear at Time Out ahead of his three SOLD OUT shows in Auckland this month. Billy will appear in-store for a brief Q&A and to sign copies of his fascinating book Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World - a thrilling insight into youth culture and Skiffle, the democractic DIY genre which was an influential precursor to rock & roll.

Strictly limited places.

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Author Reading: TRUE? Short stories by Michael Botur
Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

Author Reading: TRUE? Short stories by Michael Botur

Aussie. Apps. Poets. Parole. Trysts. Travel. Rehab. Refugees. Jail. Journos. Strippers. Celebs. Drugs. More drugs. * TRUE? is 16 short stories of ordinary Kiwis working through shame and scandal.

About the author: Michael Botur, born 1984, is a writer originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, who now lives in Whangarei with his wife and two kids. Botur is author of four acclaimed indie short story collections. He published the novel Moneyland in 2017 which has had thousands of reads on Wattpad. Botur holds a Masters of in Creative Writing degree from AUT University and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies from Massey University, as well as degrees in arts and literacy. Botur makes a living from writing as a columnist, corporate communications writer, blogger, advertising writer and journalist. Botur has published creative writing in most NZ literary journals and has won various prizes for short stories and poems since beginning writing in 2005. He has been making money from creative writing since the age of 21 and was in 2017/18 included in collections put together by University of Otago (Manifesto 101) and University of Canterbury (Bonsai: Small Fictions.) Botur has published journalism in most major NZ newspapers and magazines including New Zealand Herald, Herald on Sunday, Sunday Star-Times, The Spinoff, Noted, Mana and North & South. In 2017 Botur launched the only online ‘gallery’ for NZ short story writers, www.NZShortStories.com, where he makes all of his published work free to read and download.

Online:
www.NZshortstories.com/item/true-2018/
www.MichaelBoturWriter.com

@MichaelBotur

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Book signing: The Rift by Rachael Craw
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Book signing: The Rift by Rachael Craw

Rachael Craw will be visiting Time Out to celebrate her new series, The Rift. This is action-packed YA fantasy based on Greek mythology, perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, Sarah J Maas and Garth Nix.


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When the Rift opens, death follows.

The Rift is the exciting, fast-paced new YA thriller from best-selling author, Rachael Craw. For generations, the Rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against horrors released by the Rift. Cal West, an apprentice Ranger with a rare scar and even rarer gifts, fights daily to prove he belongs within their ranks. After nine years away, Meg Archer returns to her childhood home only to find the Island is facing a new threat that not even the Rangers are prepared for. Meg and Cal can’t ignore their attraction, but can they face their darkest fears to save the Island from disaster?

Rachael Craw began her working life as an English Teacher after completing a degree in Classical Studies and Drama at the University of Canterbury. She dabbled in acting, directing and writing for amateur theatre productions and small independent film ventures. Her passion for dialogue and characterisation finally led to long-form writing with the Spark series. Rachael's enthusiasm for classical heroes, teen angst and popular culture informs much of her creative process. She enjoys small town life at the top of the South Island of New Zealand where she lives with her husband and three daughters.

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AUTHOR TALK: The Catalan Kitchen by Emma Warren
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

AUTHOR TALK: The Catalan Kitchen by Emma Warren

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The Catalan Kitchen is a celebration of eighty-five authentic and traditional dishes from Spain's culinary heart.

The Catalonia region is situated on the west coast of the Mediterranean and blessed with one of the richest food cultures in Europe. Although Catalonia is still geographically and politically connected to Spain, Catalans consider themselves independent with their own language, history, culture, and cuisine. Its food is considered unique in Spain, and it is home to one of the highest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world.

Catalan cuisine does not center around tapas, and although pintxos do feature heavily, they are not the mainstay of the region and most dishes are larger, stand-alone meals. Dishes are heavily influenced by pork and fresh seafood, with a focus on fresh, seasonal produce that varies from recipes as simple as crushed tomatoes smeared on bread to hearty, slowcooked stews. Famous dishes include cal ots--large salad onions cooked on a coal barbecue and then dipped into nutty and addictive Romesco sauce, a unique paella made without saffron and the addition of vermicelli noodles, myriad types of Catalan sausage served with white beans, sauces such as aioli and picada, and multiple pastries and desserts including cr me Catalan (a version of cr me br l e). Beautifully packaged with stunning location and food photography, The Catalan Kitchen is the ultimate cookbook for lovers of Spanish and Mediterranean food.

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #7
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #7

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

October’s book is This Mortal Boy by Dame Fiona Kidman. This novel is based onthe true story of Albert ‘Paddy’ Black, a youngIrish immigrant who was the second last person to be hanged in New Zealand. A heatbreaking, human tale that must be read!

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & light nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate guest speakers.

Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

Contact Suri at books@timeout.co.nz for any questions.

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Author Talk: The World Beyond the Stairs: Mary's Journey by J.T. Grainger
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Author Talk: The World Beyond the Stairs: Mary's Journey by J.T. Grainger

J.T. Grainger is a new fantasy/science fiction author based in Indianapolis, Indiana. In his spare time, he works in public education and provides support and services to students with special needs. He holds a degree from Indiana University, loves traveling and spent a period of eight years writing and revising the manuscript for his four-part fantasy fiction series, The World Beyond the Stairs.

On her drive home from work, Mary Reynolds is caught in a horrific ice storm and takes refuge at her grandmother's house for the night. Unbeknownst to her, she opens an invisible passageway to a strange new world called Divinity. In this wondrous land, adults resemble children and all living creatures communicate through a special telepathic bond. Unfortunately, Divinity is governed by Count Devursuraac who rules with an iron fist as he challenges all those who refuse to follow his unjust laws. As Mary discovers the beauty and horrors of Divinity, she and her companions search for a way that will take her back home to her husband and children. Reality or a dream? You decide.

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #6
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #6

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

Our next Lit Reads title is My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh, author of the recently Man Booker shortlisted, Eileen

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & light nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate guest speakers.

Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

Contact Suri at books@timeout.co.nz for any questions.

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Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Book Launch: Viva La Novella VI Winners

Join us to celebrate the winners of the Viva La Novella prize!

Seizure has announced New Zealand authors Anna Jackson and Avi-Duckor Jones as the winners of this year’s Viva la Novella competition. They are the first New Zealanders in the competition’s six-year history to win.

Jackson’s ‘The Bed-Making Competition’ is an ‘intimate and witty look at the joys and strains of family life’, and Jones’ ‘Swim’ ‘is a vital, vivid work on facing the past while being daunted by the future’.

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Author Event: Rubies in my Ears by Sanjiv T Lall
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Author Event: Rubies in my Ears by Sanjiv T Lall

Rubies is my Ears is a my memoir, my life story since I was ten years old.
Between the years of 1989 to 2008, I lived in Auckland, a very large part of life was spent in New Zealand, & consumes a very important phase of my life..

Rubies in Ears is, "Dedicated to those who do not know what they want to do in life", as this was a phase I often found myself in.

As an corollary of writing  Rubies in my Ears, I have also been giving Motivational & Leadership talks. 
Last evening I gave a Motivational Talk to the Manukau Institute of Technology, to level 7 students, in Financial Management, a group of about 60 students,
in the age group of 21-55 years.

At Time Out, 13th September, 7 PM, I will have a book discussant with me, who will ask me questions on the book.
It will start with me talking on why I wrote the book, followed by about 6-7 questions posed by the book discussant, followed by a Q&A by the audience. 

Wine & some snacks will be served...

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Book Launch: Word to the Wise by Mark Broatch
Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

Book Launch: Word to the Wise by Mark Broatch

Join Mark as he celebrates the launch of his new book, Word to the Wise.

Even the best wordsmiths can find themselves tripping over words that are commonly misused, mixed up or misspelled. Most of us have suffered the embarrassment of suddenly discovering that they have been using or spelling a word wrong for years, or, in some cases, their entire life. This useful reference untangles the mix-ups and misuses of language so that you can ensure you've got the word you're looking for, whether it's 'taught', 'taut', 'tort' or 'torte'. With definitions, examples of how to sharpen up text and improve your writing, lists of useful social media abbreviations and a discussion of unusual plurals, this playful look at the often bizarre and frustrating English language has got you covered. Word to the Wise will help you get your word use straight, whether you're writing a book, blog, email or text message.

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Author Talk: Shaun Bythell at the Rydges Hotel
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Author Talk: Shaun Bythell at the Rydges Hotel

THIS EVENT IS RUN BY BOOKSELLERS NZ
General Admission: $20
Buy tickets here

Shaun Bythell's book, Diary of a Bookseller, chronicles a year in the life of The Bookshop - the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland. Situated in Wigtown, which is an official 'Booktown', it contains over 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving along twisting corridors. '

Called 'Warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny' by Daily Mail, and a delightful, amusing daily diary that is just a pleasure to read,' by Lincoln Gould on The Reader, Diary of a Bookseller has sold in the UK and across the world in its tens of thousands. And now you have the opportunity to see him live in conversation, after his appearance at the 97th Booksellers NZ conference.

Bythell appears with Booksellers NZ, in association with WORD Christchurch and Pirate & Queen. He appears at The Loft in Featherston at 7pm on Monday 27 August, at Meow bar in Wellington from 8.30-9.30pm on Wednesday 29 August, and in Christchurch with WORD from 10-11am on Saturday 1 September.

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Conversations with Dr. Ro
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Conversations with Dr. Ro

A Chicago native, Dr. Ro has lived her life to inspire others. When disaster and emotional turmoil consumed her thoughts, she became suicidal. Come hear how she moved from a place of darkness to light and be empowered to use life’s obstacles to find passion and purpose. 

RSVP to drro.consultdream@gmail.com

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2018 Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day: All Tomorrow's Poets
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day: All Tomorrow's Poets

Feat: Tayi Tibble, Sam Te Kani, Jamie de Jong, Makanaka Tuwe, Janna Tay and Selina Ershadi.

Join us for our 5th installment of All Tomorrow's Poets on NZ National Poetry Day! Embracing new and emerging voices, cutting-edge poetry and multi-disciplinary approaches, All Tomorrow's Poets brings together a community of writers, readers and makers to celebrate burgeoning New Zealand talent and new movements in poetry. 

BYO wine and beer
$5 entry (includes zine)
No RSVP required

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #5
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #5

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

Our next Lit Reads title is Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room, a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America.

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & light nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate guest speakers.

Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

Contact Suri at books@timeout.co.nz for any questions.

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Author Talk: The Infinite Game by Niki Harré
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Author Talk: The Infinite Game by Niki Harré

Join Niki Harré as she talks about her new book, The Infinite Game. This session will include a Q&A and a chance to play the game!

Whether we are competing for a job, building a business or championing a good cause, some days it can feel as if we are trapped in an endless competition for status, wealth or attention. Maybe if we learn to play the game and follow the rules we’ll come out on top.

But is life really a finite game – a game of selection and rules, winners and losers, players and spectators?

In The Infinite Game, Niki Harré asks us to imagine our world anew. What if we are all part of a different type of game entirely – a game in which playing matters more than winning, a game that anyone can join at any time, a game in which rules evolve as new players turn up – an infinite game? Harré looks at our society (are people pawns or participants?) and ourselves (what kind of player would you like to be?) to offer an inspiring vision of how we might live well together.

Deeply informed by psychological research and a life of social activism, Niki Harré’s provocative book teaches us all how we might live life as an infinite game.

Niki Harré is associate professor of psychology at the University of Auckland. She is the author of numerous scholarly papers on community psychology, youth development and social change, as well as the book Psychology for a Better World: Working with People to Save the Planet (revised and updated edition, Auckland University Press, 2018). She has conducted numerous ‘infinite game’ workshops in New Zealand and overseas.

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Special Event: Book Club Preview
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Special Event: Book Club Preview

Time Out Bookstore, alongside Trigger Marketing, are pleased to be able to host a preview screening of Book Club at EVENT Cinemas Newmarket.

Book Club opens in NZ cinemas nationwide on August 16.

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. 

RSVP Essential. Seats are limited. 

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #4
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #4

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

We are so pleased to have Ponti as our next Lit Reads pick! A humid, atmospheric debut novel that follows the three women, telling three stories in Singapore.

Ponti has been a 2018 staff favourite at Time Out and Sharlene Teo was a guest at the recent Auckland Writers Festival. 

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & light nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate guest speakers.


Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

Contact Suri at books@timeout.co.nz for any questions.

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Poetry Reading: Art Nahill & Stu Bagby
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Reading: Art Nahill & Stu Bagby

Art Nahill is a poet, doctor, and teacher. Stu Bagby is an award-winning poet and editor who began writing poetry while working as a gravedigger on the North Shore.

They will be reading from their recently published collections. Nahill's Murmurationswhich Glenn Colquhoun says “throbs with the music of human thought" and Bagby's Pockets of WarmthStu’s fourth collection, which deals with kin and place. 

RSVP here.

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Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #3
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club #3

Time Out's Lit Reads Book Club meets every month to keep you in touch with fellow book worms and keep you up to date with the book world.

Our next Lit Reads title is Sodden Downstream. Shortlisted for the 2018 Ockham Book Awards, this book tell the incredible journey of Sita, a Tamil Sri Lankan refugee on her journey to Wellington City from Upper Hutt during a storm.

This is a story of empathy,  delving into issues of zero-hour contracts, immigration and isolation.

Brannavan will come in to talk more about his book and take questions from the floor                      

Your $10 ticket price will cover wine & light nibbles, as well as build a kitty to compensate guest speakers.


Purchase tickets here to RSVP.

Contact Suri at books@timeout.co.nz for any questions.

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Special Event: Tracey Jewel 'This Goddess Means Business'
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Special Event: Tracey Jewel 'This Goddess Means Business'

Time Out Bookstore and The Spinoff's Real Pod are extremely excited to be bringing you an event with Married at First Sight AU star, Tracey Jewel!

 
 
 
 

Come celebrate the launch of Jewel's third book "This Goddess Means Business" with the hilarious Duncan Grieve, Jane Yee & Alex Casey.

Off the back of her Married at First Sight's rollercoaster ride, Tracey can't wait to share her experiences, book insights and mingle with everyone!

The evening includes a brief book reading, Q&A and a signing. Refreshments will be provided, we also have some fantastic door prizes and giveaways on the night!

Signed copies available to purchase on the night. Pre-order your copy here.

Limited Spaces Available. RSVP to hello@traceyjewel.com.

 

ABOUT THIS GODDESS MEANS BUSINESS:

This book isn’t just a book – it’s an experience that is simple to follow, easy to do, and will ignite the growth of your business!

* Get clear about WHO your ideal clients are, what they need, and how you can help them in a massive way.

* Learn how to share your unique message in a way that easily attracts your ideal clients.

* Be confident in charging what you desire and deserve for your services, so that you become aligned with your financial goals and success.

* Make it easy for your clients to find you, and to know, like, and trust you.

* You will also learn valuable mindset techniques that help you align YOU with your business along the way

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Tracey Jewel is the author of Goddess Within and Don’t Mess with the Goddess. She is a professional speaker, marketing strategist and reality star from Channel 9s Married at First Sight. She’s appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2011 and is a regular writer for magazines and online resources.

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