One of the best things about the Rocky Outcrop Writers Tour was meeting the people who run bookstores. We were incredibly impressed with their energy and enthusiasm and resilience. And we wanted everyone to know about them and to support them, because if you don’t buy actual books from actual brick-and-mortar bookshops, you can’t expect […]

The Rocky Outcrop Tour winds up on Saturday 23 March with a special event at St Peter’s Hall in Paekakariki. We’ll be reading with Lynn Jenner, Tina Makereti and Helen Heath in a quick fire Six By Six showcase – six readers each reading for six minutes. Fiction writer Lawrence Patchett will be chairing the […]

We are getting closer and closer to being ‘on the road’ and here at Rocky Outcrop Central we are very excited. From about 5.30pm on Tuesday March 14  we’ll be at Beattie and Forbes Booksellers in Napier. The wonderful Lizzie Russell, who works locally in the arts and as a freelance writer, and is involved […]

by Ashleigh On Tuesday March 12, we’ll be rolling into Masterton. It’s our first stop on this tour, so if there’s any night on which we’re most likely to fall over, drop things, and make your heads explode into flames with embarrassment it will be this one. But this could be entertaining for all, so come […]

On March 13, we are going to Palmerston North. We’ll be reading in the New Zealand section of the mighty Palmerston North City Library, from 6.00pm but you can come along for refreshments from 5.30pm. We feel really excited that local writers Tim Upperton and Helen Lehndorf will also be there. Tim will be reading […]

The Rocky Outcrop Writers tour is a literary event in March 2013 with Kirsten McDougall, Pip Adam, and Ashleigh Young. We will be on tour, so you should come along to one of our events. Our stops will include Masterton, Palmerston North, Napier, Whanganui, and Paekakariki, where we’ll be visiting bookstores, galleries, and public libraries. We […]