2020’s Janet Frame House Author – Shortlisted for Ockham’s

Shayne Carter's memoir is shortlisted for our most prestigious book awards -  New Zealand Ockham Book Awards 2020. Shayne is also our writer in situ for our annual Janet Frame House Writers and Readers weekend. That means, you have a chance to hear him speak this Saturday, right here in Oamaru at the Janet Frame … Continue reading 2020’s Janet Frame House Author – Shortlisted for Ockham’s

JFEST 2020 Writers and Readers Weekend

The Janet Frame House is delighted to announce our Readers and Writers weekend for 7-8 March 2020. The weekend includes our public picnic, author's talk and open mic session for local writers on Saturday afternoon and a writing workshop on Sunday. Special Guests Our literary guests this year are Shayne Carter and Kate Camp. Saturday … Continue reading JFEST 2020 Writers and Readers Weekend

JFEST 2019 readers and writers weekend

The Janet Frame Eden Street Trust is delighted to announce our Readers and Writers weekend for 25 to 27 January 2019. The weekend involves a public talk at the Oamaru Library on Friday evening, two writing workshops on the Saturday and a picnic on the Sunday. Our literary guests this year are Barbara Else and Chris Else. This weekend … Continue reading JFEST 2019 readers and writers weekend

Writing workshops for 2019

  We are delighted to be offering two writers workshops in 2019 with support from a Creative Communities grant. Both workshops are on Saturday 26 January between 10am and 4pm in Oamaru. Please contact the Janet Frame Eden Street Trust to book. $35 for the day. Places are limited jfestrust@gmail.com Workshop with Barbara Else. Shaping and … Continue reading Writing workshops for 2019

Writers and Readers Weekend 2018

We are beyond excited to announce that this year's Writers and Readers Weekend bring two of New Zealand's leading writers to Oamaru. We have secured multi-award winning authors; Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp in an incredible weekend line up of events. Friday 16th February - That 'Inviolate Place' - The Inkbox Oamaru - 6.30 - … Continue reading Writers and Readers Weekend 2018

That ‘Inviolate Place’; with Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp

Friday 16th February – That ‘Inviolate Place’ – The Inkbox Oamaru – 6.30 – 8.15pm Janet Frame wrote, “…there must be an inviolate place where the choices and decisions, however imperfect, are the writer’s own, where the decision must be as individual and solitary as birth or death.” We get an exclusive glimpse behind the … Continue reading That ‘Inviolate Place’; with Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp

Creative Writing Workshop with Catherine Chidgey

SOLD OUT! Don't miss out completely - join us for our exclusive, live Q&A with Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp or our free literary picnic. Saturday 16th February - Creative Writing Workshop - Oamaru - 10 - 4pm Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced writers. This is a one-day creative writing workshop with author … Continue reading Creative Writing Workshop with Catherine Chidgey

Literary Picnic with Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp

Sunday 18th February - Literary Picnic - 56 Eden St Oamaru - 10 - 12pm This is a 56 Eden Street Picnic Party – with Catherine Chidgey, Kate Camp AND ‘open mic’. Janet Frame grew up in Oamaru and the Janet Frame Eden Street Trust cares for her childhood home. The home receives visitors from … Continue reading Literary Picnic with Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp