Campfire Tales Saturday, June 11 The Royal Hotel, Featherston Campfire Tales, part of this year’s Booktown Festival in Featherston, ran across two nights at The Royal Hotel. A brilliant venue and setting for a set of ghostly stories read aloud by actors under candlelight. I went to Saturday’s show – the second performance. I’m told […]
Grand: Becoming My Mother’s Daughter Noelle McCarthy Penguin It’s quite possible that Grand by Noelle McCarthy is the best memoir of 2022. One of the best books. It is brand new. Out this week. There has been much hype. All of it justified. There will be more hype. And so there should.
Hi and welcome to episode 267 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T and Yeastie Boys and thanks to you readers and listeners. Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it […]
Next weekend, May 6-9 is Featherston Booktown – one of the coolest literary festivals going. And I’m very lucky and honoured to be one of the poets on the bill for the Pop Up Poetry. On Saturday and Sunday there’ll be Bookseller Stalls in the Anazc Hall (9-4 Saturday and 9-5 Sunday). On the Saturday there’ll be Pop […]
Featherston’s Booktown has been one of the shining lights in the NZ literary festivals over the last few years – this year, of course Covid had other plans. So some of the events were rescheduled and spread out across the year. I’m thrilled to be part of the final even for 2020 – Words in […]
I was the wedding DJ – something that happens from time to time. It’s hard work and there’s anxiety around it, around requests and the worry that people aren’t going to quite get that I’m not DJ Spotify, I’m there with a crate of records (two crates actually) and that I hope to have the […]