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New Zealand's Bestiary

BY PHILLIP ARMSTRONG
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Beastiary is a book that describes animals one by one. Phllip Armstrong and colleagues created New Zealand's first beastiary and here he talks us through it.

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Bookwallah: travelling libraries on Indian trains

BY NIC LOWE
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Nic Lowe tells us about the travelling library he carried across India with other fellow writers. Sharing the adventures that both Inidan and Austrailian writers expeirenced. Riding the trains, and experiencing tough conditions, different ideas, and making friends along the way. 

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Waves

BY TRACY FARR
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Recovering marine biologist now writer Tracy Farr spins connections between  waves and theremins. 

Connecting the waves of the Ocean, and the unknown that it holds, to the waves of sound, and the beauty that it produces. 

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Girls with plaits: what I learnt from Laura Ingalls Wilder

BY RENATA HOPKINS
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Renata Hopkins relfects how lessons she learned from Anne of Green Gables are now changing the way she views the world from her own children's lens.

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The interest I don't put on my CV

BY ANDREW GUNN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

TV screenwriter Andrew Gunn reveals to us his dirty little secret- a love for the model train!

Gunn expresses his love for model trains, that allows him to esacpe into a fantasy world, that he loves since he was a child. Going into depth by comparing his job as a script writer for children films, and how safe both worlds feel. 

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Zombies and community crowdfunding

BY BRYNA O'BRIEN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Bryna O'Brian works with Boosted, a New Zealand crowdfunding site for the arts and hypothesises on why crowdfunders are just like zombies. They want your braaaaaains. 

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I Want to Talk about Sex

BY KATIE COWAN
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Penny Hall's SOS project has frank and open discussions about sex, most porbably like you have never had them before. www.sosproject.info

Going into the depth of human relationships with one another, and allowing the idea that sex is a good thing, and not something to be scared or ashamed of. 

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Ronald Hugh Morrieson vs KFC

BY MELANIE OLIVER
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Gallery curator Melanie Oliver reflects on one of her literary heros, Ronald Hugh Morrieson, and the tributory festival she organised for him at a local KFC. 

Celebrating the late New Zealand author, fans of Ronald Hugh Morrieson celebrate his works and who he was as person and artist.

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Antarctic time travel

BY BEC MCMASTER
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Icefest exhibition director Bec McMaster takes us through a time travel of Antartica. 

The Antartic forest will hopefully get peoples attention and enlightening others to think about themselves and how they live everyday. 

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The Empty Church: My Year of Belief

BY DYLAN HORROCKS
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Self-proclaimed non-believer and cartoonist Dylan Horrocks speaks about a year he spent trying to believe in a higher power. Here he delves into belief and seeing the world through other's windows. 

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The Miserable Hour: the Time After the Time When All is Good

BY DEREK FLORES
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Improvisational comedian Derek Flores, accompanied by Katie Cowan on the piano, tells the fictional story of Jarvis the meerkat, who becomes enlightened one day, learning how to create his own joy through the power of the library.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 16, 2014.

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Lessons From Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

BY AUDREY BALDWIN
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Audrey Baldwin// performance artist // on lessons from Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Dr Sketchy's evolved in New York in 2005, giving rise to a new way of sketching nude models by adding burlesque and alcohol. As an artist, Audrey Baldwin praises the fun and light-hearted approach to art that Dr Sketchy's allows. However, Audrey has realised that it also sneakily challenges the status quo and celebrates differences. 

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