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True Stories, Tall Tales

True Stories, Tall Tales

The Writer’s Room 2008 Spring Programme Auckland & Wellington

In September and October, Script to Screen welcomes to The Auckland Writer’s Room two iconic figures of homegrown story telling:  writer/ director Gaylene Preston, who has developed a unique approach to the telling of true stories for the screen; and playwright/ screenwriter Greg McGee who has recently published his autobiography Tall Tales.

Tuesday 30 September, 7.30pm

The Classic, 321 Queen St, Auckland

True Stories, In Conversation with Gaylene Preston

 MC Graeme Tetley


Tuesday 28 October, 7.30pm

The Classic, 321 Queen St, Auckland

Tall Tales, In Conversation with Greg McGee

MC Roger Horrocks

Also in September, Wellington-based U.K. novelist/ screenwriter Neil Cross (Spooks, the novel Mr In-Between) will be joining us for special Writer’s Rooms in Auckland & Wellington (in association with NZ Book Month).

In Conversation with Neil Cross



Wednesday 17 September, 7.30pm

The Classic

321 Queen St

MC Philippa Campbell



Thursday 18 September

NZ Film Archive

84 Taranaki St, Wellington

MC David Geary


October sees the Writer’s Room return to Wellington for a discussion with the writing team of Second Hand Wedding, Nick Ward and Linda Niccol, with MC Tom Scott.  The panel discussion will follow a special screening of the film at the NZ Film Archive.

Saturday 4 October

NZ Film Archive

84 Taranaki St, Wellington

5.30pm screening Second Hand Wedding


followed by:


7.30pm Writer’s Room panel discussion

Second Hand Wedding

with screenwriters Nick Ward & Linda Niccol

MC Tom Scott.

Watch out for details of our Quiz Night with MCs Kathryn Burnett & Nick Ward – ending the year on a fun note – Tuesday 25 November at the Classic in Auckland.

Script to Screen is supported by the NZ Film Commission



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