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Pukapuka Talks | Pure Psychic Automatism | Nelson Arts Festival

Friday 22nd October 2021

A writing workshop to help you embrace the strange and describe the indescribable, led by writer and taonga pūoro practitioner Ruby Solly (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe).

The written word is powerful, but it is also a chance to play and create things which we cannot have in our real lives. More so, it is a place to create things that are impossible even to think about; overripe stones, long hair always full of nocturnal animals, and sugar set fragily ajar by the wind.

Join us as we read authors such as André Breton, Leonora Carrington, Richard Brautigan and Samuel Beckett. This workshop will also feature collaborative work using games and techniques developed during the surrealist movement, as well as exercises inspired by the work of surrealist and related writers.

A great workshop for all who wish to extend their writing, to embrace the strange, and work on their potential to describe the indescribable.

Thanks to New Zealand Society of Authors we can offer a discount to all NZSA Top of the South members. NZSA member price: $25.



October 22


Nelson & suburbs


Elma Turner Library
27 Halifax Street, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$25 - $35 plus service fees

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