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Off the Page: Tim Saunders


An Evening with Tim Saunders Manawatū writer, poet and farmer in conversation with Janet Newman (poet and farmer)

Refreshments from 6pm, talk 6.30pm.

Tim Saunders farms sheep and beef in the Manawatu. He has had poetry and short stories published in Turbine|Kapohau, takahē, Landfall, Poetry NZ Yearbook, Headland, Flash Frontier, Best Small Fictions, and also won the 2018 Mindfood Magazine Short Story Competition. Tim placed third in the 2019 and 2020 National Flash Fiction Day Awards, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. His first book, This Farming Life, was published by Allen & Unwin in August, 2020. His second book, Under a Big Sky, will be published in August, 2022.

Janet Newman lives and farms in Horowhenua. She won the 2015 New Zealand Poetry Society Inernational Poetry Competition and the 2017 Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award for a Sequence of Poems, and was a runner-up in the 2019 Kathleen Grattan Award. Her first poetry collection is Unseasoned Campaigner (Otago University Press, 2021).

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