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Write On with Vanda Symon

English, Literature, 1 season, 23 episodes, 19 hours, 51 minutes
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Vanda Symon hosts a show on behalf of the Otago/Southland branch of the NZ Society of Authors
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Write On with Beverly Martens - 10-04-2024 - In-depth interviews with NZ writers and their work - Karen McMillan and Mikaela Nyman

In-depth interviews with NZ writers and their work - This month Beverly chats with prolific author Karen McMillan, about her new historical romance ('Turbulent Threads') set in Victorian Dunedin. Then she has an in-depth catch up with 2024 Burns' Fellow, Mikaela Nyman (who writes in both English and Swedish) about her creative priorities for the year ahead. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
4/10/202449 minutes, 26 seconds
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Write On with Beverly Martens - 13-03-2024 - Creatives involved in the Dunedin Fringe Festival - Cindy Diver and Dr Chris Brickell

Creatives involved in the Dunedin Fringe Festival - My first guest is Professional Theatre Maker Cindy Diver, who is directing 'LAVVIES2' in this year's Festival. We chat about the show's specifics plus the challenges of presenting it in a non-theatre space. Then we delve back into some of the highlights of Cindy's 30+ year creative career - such as her award-winning verbatim play 'The Keys are in the Margarine' (about dementia), and her two heart-warming Lockdown response projects: 'Resilience' and' Random Acts of Art' Then, in support of Pride Month I replay my interview with Dr Chris Brickell, who co-edited The Robert Lord Diaries. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
3/13/202448 minutes, 57 seconds
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Write On with Beverly Martens - 14-02-2024 - News and views about local writers - Jan McEwen and Liz Breslin

News and views about local writers - This month Beverly chats with the exec director of the Michel King Writers' Centre, Jan McEwen, about the beautiful Signalman's Cottage in Devonport where the Centre is based, the various writers' residencies the Centre offers, along with the wider opportunities to also stay and write there as a visiting writer. Beverly's second guest is the inimitable Otago-based writer, poet and performer Liz Breslin. Liz's pressing mission is to attend a Language Conference in Boston next month, but we also discuss her wider creative practice. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
2/14/202455 minutes, 8 seconds
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Write On with Beverly Martens - 10-01-2024 - For and about local writers - Dr April-Rose Geers and Kathryn Van Beek

This month Beverly chats with UBS Emerging Writer in Residence, and poet-activist, Dr April-Rose Geers about the complex creative nonfiction memoir she will be working on while in Dunedin. Then, later in the show, Beverly chats with out-going 2023 Burns' Fellow Kathryn Van Beek who reflects on the highs, lows, challenges (and pressures) of this unique year-long creative opportunity. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
1/10/202454 minutes, 46 seconds
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Write On with Beverly Martens - 13-12-2023 - Interviewing Local Writers - Ian Dougherty and Anna Hoek-Sims

Interviewing Local Writers - This month Beverly talks with regional historian and journalist Ian Dougherty, who has written over 30 books about local figures, families and organisations, including his latest updated book: The Steepest Street in the World... Baldwin Street here in Dunedin. This is followed by a chat with UBS's Retail Manager, Anna Hoek-Sims, and her recommendations of the perfect novels and memoirs to enjoy at the bach or the beach over the Summer Break. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
12/13/202346 minutes, 41 seconds
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Write On with Beverly Martens - 11-10-2023 - Dr Chris Brickell and Kitty Brown with Jen Stokes

Dr Chris Brickell and Kitty Brown with Jen Stokes Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
10/11/202345 minutes, 13 seconds
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Write On with Beverly Martens - 13-09-2023 - Dr Susan Wardell and Vanda Symon

Dr Susan Wardell and Vanda Symon Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
9/13/202357 minutes, 56 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 09-08-2023 - Bronwyn Wylie Gibb and also Maxine Alterio, Penelope Todd and Carolyn McCurdie

Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
8/9/202354 minutes, 57 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 12-07-2023 - Fiona Farrell and Beverly Martens

Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
7/12/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 14-06-2023 - Barbara Else and Michelle Elvy

Barbara Else and Michelle Elvy - Vanda chats to Barbara Else about her book Laughing in The Dark and Michelle Elvy about A Kind of Shelter Whakaruru-taha. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
6/14/202358 minutes, 25 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 10-05-2023 - Rachel Stedman and Kathryn van Beek

Rachel Stedman and Kathryn van Beek. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
5/10/202353 minutes, 47 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 12-04-2023 - Paul Sorrell and Laurence Fearnley

Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
4/12/202353 minutes, 4 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 08-03-2023 - David Eggleton and David Elliot

David Eggleton and David Elliot. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
3/8/202354 minutes, 3 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 08-02-2023 - Sue Wootton and Daphne Lee

Sue Wootton and Daphne Lee - Vanda chats to Sue Wootton, publisher at Otago University Press and Daphne Lee talks about her Fossil treasures of Foulden Maar book. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
2/8/202355 minutes, 17 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 11-01-2023 - Neville Peat and DWARF 2021 Ngaio Marsh

Neville Peat and DWARF 2021 Ngaio Marsh. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
1/11/202340 minutes, 15 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 14-12-2022 - Laurence Fearney and Bronwyn Wylie-Gibb

Laurence Fearney and Bronwyn Wylie-Gibb. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
12/14/202249 minutes, 8 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 09-11-2022 - Daphne Lee and Witi Ihimaera (Part 3)

Daphne Lee and Witi Ihimaera (Part 3) - Daphne Lee discusses her new book Fossil Treasures of Foulden Maar. We have the third installment of my talk with Witi Ihimaera at the NZSA Roadshow in New Plymouth. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
11/9/202256 minutes, 4 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 12-10-2022 - NZSA New Plymouth Roadshow - Witi Ihimaera

New Zealand Society of Authors - New Plymouth Roadshow - Witi Ihimaera. Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
10/12/202252 minutes, 33 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 14-09-2022 - Bronwyn Wylie Gibb & Paddy Richardson

Featuring interviews with University Bookshop's book buyer Bronwyn Wylie Gibb and author Paddy Richardson about her new book Through the Lonesome Dark Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
9/14/202247 minutes, 49 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 10-08-2022 - Lindy Cameron and Craig Sisterson

Lindy Cameron (Dark Deeds Down Under) and Craig Sisterson (Southern Cross Crime) Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
8/10/202255 minutes, 19 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 08-06-2022 - Saskia Leek and Robert Sullivan

Today's first guest is Saskia Leek, talking about her book Bordering on Miraculous, a collaboration with Lynley Edmeades. Today's second guest is Oamaru writer Robert Sutherland, who has a new poetry collection out, "Tūnui | Comet", his first in more than a decade Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
6/8/202243 minutes, 30 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 11-05-2022 - RWR McDonald and David Howard

RWR McDonald and David Howard Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
5/11/202256 minutes, 44 seconds
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Write On with Vanda Symon - 13-04-2022 - Liam McIlvanney and Alan Roddick

Liam McIlvanney and Alan Roddick - Liam McIlvanney talks about his new novel The Heretic and Alan Roddick talks about his new poetry collection (Next: Poems 2016-2021). Broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
4/13/202251 minutes, 13 seconds