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Ep 90: Elements 4 – Place. Charlie Pearson, Helen Lehndorf and Marolyn Krasner talk to Pip Adam about the postcodes 4410 to 4412.

February 23rd, 2021

In the forth episode in the Place season of Elements, I talk to Charlie Pearson, Helen Lehndorf and Marolyn Krasner about place and what it is to write it. This episode was recording the morning after there incredible show From the 4410 to the 4412.

Snails: Artist run spaces is an amazing place in Palmerston North you can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/snailsartistrunspace/

Marolyn has an amazing website where you can find out more about her book The Radicals https://www.marolynkrasner.com/

Ep 89: Elements 3 – Place. Rose Lu talks to Pip Adam about a cleaver.

February 9th, 2021

In the third episode in the Place season of Elements, Pip Adam talks to Rose Lu about place and what it is to write it. 

All Who Live on Islands by Rose Lu which is published by VUP https://vup.victoria.ac.nz/all-who-live-on-islands/

The Radio New Zealand adaptation of Rose's book All Who Live on Islands https://www.rnz.co.nz/collections/readings/all-who-live-on-islands-by-rose-lu

The Kāpiti Writers Retreat run by Writers Practice https://writerspractice.nz/

I talk about 'an artist' - that artist is the amazing Julian Oliver. The lecture I am talking about is this one from 2017 "TX/RX: Spectrum and the City" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9UIEnxlw5k&t=429s

Exercise:

What does it feel like to use an object to write about place. Look around, pick up the first you-sized object you see. Now write about place through this object. Perhaps start with the sentence, 'I am in the [object name]...'.

Thank you Copyright Licensing New Zealand for funding the Elements series.

 

Ep 88: Elements 2 – Place. Victor Rodger talks to Pip Adam about Club Paradiso.

January 26th, 2021

Our first season of Elements we talk about Place and what it is to write where.

In this episode Pip Adam talks to Victor Rodger about Club Paradiso.

https://better-read.com/2021/01/20/ep-88-victor-rodger/

Ep 87: Elements 1 – Place. Michaela Keeble talks to Pip Adam about a set of juvenile pāua shell from the beach where she lives.

January 19th, 2021

Our first season of Elements we talk about Place and what it is to write where.

In this episode Pip Adam talks to Michaela Keeble about a set of juvenile pāua shell from the beach where she lives.

https://better-read.com/2021/01/17/ep-87-michaela-keeble/

Announcing the Elements Series

January 4th, 2021

Announcing the Elements series, four seasons throughout the year, each focused on a particular element: Place, Plot, Point and Character. 

https://better-read.com/2021/01/03/announcing-the-elements-series/

Ep 86: Dan Kois talks to Pip Adam about ‘Train Dreams’ by Denis Johnson

November 17th, 2020

Pip Adam talks to writer, editor and podcaster Dan Kois about Denis Johnson's 2011 novella Train Dreams

 

Find out more on our website:

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Ep 85: Caitlin Smith talks to Pip Adam about ‘Shoulder Charge’ by Jesca Hoop and ‘Another Goodbye’ by Caitlin Smith

November 5th, 2020

Pip Adam talks to Caitlin Smith about her new album You Have Reached Your Destination by Brave Caitlin Smith's Imaginary Band 

Caitlin choose two songs - Jesca Hoop's 'Shoulder Charge' and Caitlin's song 'Another Goodbye'

You can listen to both songs on the Better off Read website:

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Ep 84: Renter Writes - Eamonn Marra and Murdoch Stephens talk to Dr Elinor Chisholm at Unity Books Wellington

October 20th, 2020

This is a recording of an event that took place at Unity Books on 14 October 2020. Thanks to Eamonn Marra for the recording.

Ep 83: Brannavan Gnanalingam and Pip Adam talk to Kirsten McDougall at Unity Books Wellington

October 13th, 2020

This is a recording of a live event held at Unity Books on 23 September 2020. Brannavan Gnanalingam talks about his new novel Sprigs and Pip Adam talks about her new novel Nothing to See. Writer Kirsten McDougall chairs the conversation.

Ep 82: Sound Series 10 - Showcase with Sudha Rao

September 29th, 2020

In the Sound Series I’ll be talking to 18 writers, musicians and other artists about how sound features in their work. Today we showcase the work Sudha Rao created in response to the series.

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