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Canada Says No To Home Games For Toronto Blue Jays

Schopp and Bulldog

01:23 min | 6 months ago

Canada Says No To Home Games For Toronto Blue Jays

"There are so many questions right now. What will happen to the Blue Jays? So as you probably know. Canada said no to the Blue Jays, playing in Toronto too much it took the the federal government actually write, write, write too much cross border travel. You know, like, and maybe this is a question for Michael. Does it seem duplicitous that the NHL is in Toronto, but that Blue Jays can't be. I think I get it, though. Maybe I'm missing an obvious point. But in terms of hockey, they're all there and they're not going anywhere. Right, and the Blue Jays would be coming back and forth across the border all the time and so with their opponents So now what? And the Toronto Star had an article about I think at one point they might have said that Buffalo was going to happen. And then it was couched some Dunedin. I know I saw one headline that it was like they're going to Buffalo. But, yeah, they're not at least not officially and all. It seems like everything I've read since then. Oh, Saturday afternoon is that the Bisons facility is just not good enough. For this now. It'll come down to what there are. Other options are And maybe we'll end up having to be good enough. Lighting in the clubhouse and everything, but it seems that at least of at least right now, and we'll talk to Mike. Maybe this will change today, but it's up in the air.

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Blue Jays barred from playing games in Toronto

The Frankie Boyer Show

00:34 sec | 6 months ago

Blue Jays barred from playing games in Toronto

"Activity. With Major League Baseball kicking off their official season this week. The Blue Jays won't play their home games in Toronto this year because Canada's government doesn't think it's safe for players to travel back and forth from the United States. Immigration Minister Marco Mendocino said. The federal government has denied the Blue Jays request to play at the Roger Centre. The team's alternate sites for home games include their training facility, and Dunedin, Florida, which is among the states that are virus hot spots. As well as Celine Field in Buffalo, New York, which is home to Toronto's Triple A affiliate and just across the

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No Canada: Blue Jays not allowed to play games in Toronto

Dean Richards' Sunday Morning

00:22 sec | 6 months ago

No Canada: Blue Jays not allowed to play games in Toronto

"In the Canadian government, not letting the Blue Jays play any home games in Toronto this season, Canada's health minister says along the baseball team to play the regular season posed too great of a health risk. Because they and other opponents would also have to repeatedly traveled across the border teams considering playing its games instead, either a buffalo or their spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida, the season getting underway and later on this week. After missing

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Blue Jays barred from playing games in Toronto

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:29 sec | 6 months ago

Blue Jays barred from playing games in Toronto

"Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian federal government to play games in the city of Toronto. The athletic Toronto's Caitlin McGrath tweeting. The likeliest scenario is they play home games in Buffalo, The Dunedin, Florida option. Which is where the Jays training facility is located, seems to have fallen out of favor recently, given the covert 19 situation in the state of Florida, the J's home opener Wednesday, July 29th against the Washington

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"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

12:46 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"Mountain top and go over and welcome waterfalls, and then the food was finished drove past the Thome by three months, food and golden valley. So, but I read one of our favorites but I heard is getting more visit fund something new. So just the Christian, the for those on the other side of the room was how long you would say in one place before moving on. And you would see that permanent Kenth all the pencil into so new first off, we wanted to do four seasons. So that's four places. So that's about three months in one place. Then we say one whole year in one little heart in able initial so it all the pens what they're doing. We'd like to do every year, something different. And in our last year, we walk the TRL thrills. So that sometimes one night at one place, sometimes one week, but depends a little bit of food. So if you want to live in a wilderness, you have to be extremely well organized with food, you can't have this dream of all we're going to go into the wild. You have to be very organized food supplies and be very practical about it seemed to me, but one of my one of the early stories in the book was to a campsite with your carefully prepared plan of burying your bucket. Food bucket twelve of them, and we're gonna put them in the ground using the same. When you put them in the ground. So the rents wouldn't. Retz won't make whole someone to get into it. Of course, is impractical is only stones. There's no sand on the beach in full then gone. Close, you come berry bucket in grant, so we just found a sort of a natural hollow, and then put stones around and on top, and Mawson that Quant exposed, but we were really lucky red got in. Mariam. I'm super curious. One of the things that I think I've seen is remarkable about this book is the fact that you're honest, and you're on us, particularly about your relationships with others in the book and I'm wondering whether or not having the book being published did you heavy negative reactions to any of it from people that you describe in the book where that you'd meet in the book or did you have anyone come out of Beck? Beckett you from the book and say Murray fundamentally wrong. No. No, no one Coleman it. So she's referring to the fact that we like to be completely free, and we don't possess each other. And so that also means we got an open relationship, if all fall in love with someone else, I can I have another relationship, if also want to impeded the same so this happened, and this book and restraint no-one Condit on it. I don't know why. Maybe. We, we so quiet about these things in any not to me any. And the woman that you meet in the in the wilderness, who was helicopter out because she could no longer live. Here, did you even meet her again use on? Yeah. So able to national we would living next to lady very old, and she lived her whole life. And to put a really S nineteen hundred wouldn't all woodstove, and if she'd lot, it up the whole room would fill the smoke, because that's the way it works and then sort of the draw comes through wall. And she came along because had run out of matches Granada matches anyway, I helped her because he was obviously very old and needed help. And on one day, she was gone, and on came in and sort of strangely quiet until something happened and ongoing look around Elizabeth Elizabeth. And this is the way to have Randa in on this very, very quiet place. On the Tulsa, newly of road in the road for destroy dent year. So that's two thousand twelve I think, once or eleven and so there was no traffic at all. And this was really remote. And then this lady was flown by helicopter who family had taken around because they fold. She wants to Walter lift their Auden. And so for weeks before one in heaven with her. But NATO much later found her again. And she was walking around in stoke. Yeah. New Nelson and unhappy, but sort of resigned to the fact that she enter live in town. Yes. And ninety do for money because I obviously not making much and not spending much. But yeah, we would worry about money, but I had quite a lot of savings from teaching and from beckon Holland. And so Peter also very conservative, both live. We have called quantum bit of savings, which we treat very carefully. So we live off the interest on the interest. Donna bit. But. In those she is we lift the interest of the money and if on could go busking and the supermarket. And if I have a guitar on bus, and I'll make a lot of monthly and which go very long way because as you say, not much suspended on them. So that is great. And we learn to live, very frugally when be wild apples. Always been going to pick the apples those little things. Yes, so you have to know exactly how much Royce are you eating and one week? So that's sort of one Cup have person. So that's dinner. Then, so hopefully you're gonna shoot at goat and some state and then you need to know how much oats are you eating and then how much flow into bake Brent? So you have to calculate all that one week and then times, fifty two something so one time, we had a helicopter b be a guy who did possum hunting with his own helicopter in, in the mountains, and before this would be a really good friend to have. And you also little all character, but very rettigny. And he helped us with food drums. So he said, give me your old want you need for your next season, which was the summer and all will take it into the mountains, and I'll calculate it was hundred fifty kilos of food for three months. Loss, isn't it and I said. Palmos his name. I support would really love to build my own hunt in the mountains. And he said, oh, oh, yeah. To do that, too. So he flew in material, and he knew already a place. And so with three of us, be built a little secret heart in the mountains, and it's still there and he even flew in a Phya books. So totally open does all those things that coming when you wait, long enough and. Those things happened. So all these things fantastic adventures. Books. Yes. So, of course, we could bring in very little, and so you need a book that you can read endlessly and still understand it. So you can sign again. One of that is free the niche in so. The last couple of years, we being reading, Kenichi, extensively. And this is great. Stuff for conversation. So Peter discuss all these. E to in order to learn and all those concept that come up if you read philosophy and before that we read a lot of fun, crystal moti, the ending of time for instance, and that makes it really interesting. But if I am lock I'm now here in the hotel, and I have no time to read all that. Those dense philosophy because you need space and time to read that and understand it. So one of the things that is a real good is, then you have time for contemplation in the wilderness. And I think that's quite rare more than things, we take to Christians when here, no no never fallen, not yet. And because we don't have a personal located being located beacon and we don't wear boots. But sandals me go extremely slow. So we on a roll on. For example, all the people. T R in four months, we took ten months, that's all slowly on. And because we go very slow go very safely. And I see all the people enough thing while you're going to get an accident, they jump from stone to stone. Do keep their boots dry because they don't wear sandals, and nothing that slippery terrain you could form. However, if all walls, don't Peter, and with someone else is I was on my epic female expedition, which we don't have time to talk about anymore. You're going to see it all on line in that case we had Bush looking to beacon. It's very hard to find edible plants in the L pon, the soda splint to eight on the low lens, but an alpine, it's mostly snow berries and told for berries. And in this season, you can eat kilos of it's no problem. But otherwise, there is very little all there to eat, just some herbs like broad leave and things you can make tea with it doesn't really fill you up. So that is one thing. We really miss after sometime and the very hot take. Sometimes you manage the dry something and then bring that in bonds. We always take vitamin C templates, and that seems due to trade a little bit. But yeah, that's one Don for. But undo think that, you know, we the hair and the hair all them. Must be miss that the gods. See a goose shot a goose last summer. And in the gossip all these snow buries just go build it up. Amazing onto the known the goose with snow buries, but we do eat every part of the animals. So that's one being very grateful of the, the life of the animal. We eat every part that includes the brain, the heart liver, and kidneys caused the lungs as well. And last summer, we tried testicles and my friend was saying, well, if you'd on the resumes, testicles, okay, so. But all these things are very tasty. Especially if you saw hungry, and so much in need of all these nutrients. I don't think I'm going to be signing possum. Tikos. Wait. Well, I think we've very unfortunately come to the net with Mariam. I'm sure if you guys have got any food acquistions. She'll be available outside the door for the niece little while she's low, so more than willing to sign books and their books for sale. Immediately outside the door. I don't know really what to say. I think that Mary has entertained us very well for the last hour. Thank you Marian very much for making do need down from Nelson a big thank you to eighteen seats was sponsoring the in this afternoon in an enormous, thank you. I think this is one of the last seasons of the Dunedin riders in raiders feasible and enormous. Thank you to clear in to Laura, into the broader team, many of whom are present here today for, I think what has been Norma successful in very diverse feasible Dunedin, and it's reasons have been from greatly. So thank you very much to all of those people. Almost filming. This Dunedin rises redes- fistful recording was brought to you with funding from a copyright licensing, Zealand grant, and with the support of orient fem- the fissile receives help for many corners, but we'd like to give special thanks to a major funders creative New Zealand. The Dunedin city council, the tiger.

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"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"Internalize wrought is again start to see the types of things I and start to get a bit of an idea and then and I know it's I'm not sure on now exactly when it's time to start riding on very all or nothing he thanks very much for having me the free from villa play in the apple APP store this program was fist broadcast on Earth Dunedin and made with the assistance of New Zealand on here.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

1:03:55 hr | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

13:38 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"Which I've started employing recently and that is when you've written something I used the text voice function on my laptop they sort of awful rebutted metallic boys telling me what I've just written but I can hear the problems here at work it just don't wait for permission just don't wait to be asked because I did but also faith in yourself your you've got faith in yourself that what you've written is worth reading and then you have to have faith in the person reading it and then the trolls in your head and just start that's what I would say all right let's see the questions are here from the floor and the APP for free from Google play and the APP store this program was fist broadcast on earth in Dunedin and made with the assistance of New Zealand on here.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

56:47 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

16:04 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"They had a social dominance not just in raising but very rich and there was an American head of Farm Knicks aware I had to sort of get off the hawks of the risk of doing that and so then explains why luckily very fortunate thing is that you know it was quite legitimate now you can say we're what right and I have to pretend to know giants witnesses lot reluctant how did you find McGovern exactly but it know that we've used the word secrets on that counter because would you have to use to sort of make plot sound sixty years but in fact there's a lovely lion from Stephen in the book as well where he says not speaking of something not all the same thing as to conceal and that seems to me in a way the moral of that part there wasn't a question Muslim no no observation that I think that was the I suppose the an interesting challenge in in writing was to tell a story that each character because generational thing so as a fool you go through their away from the regional events beckon in in Germany in the thirties and but I'll be enough to further away get the more intense the interest is in the people they have that distance and you have a complete contrast between neighbor who stays in New Zealand that's right anders to kind of hotlines honest claims identity which is anxious about is and in sister Lisa without giving much away who goes off as a doctor to Africa and in becomes involved in Contemporary People Smuggling with with tragic results and by connecting the hall of the People Smuggling you're in sort of I think giving a signal Ford to the Contemporary Refugee Christ Seles yes yes that is always someone who is the on the margins that we have to deal with an unpleasant wise and that that's immoral task for fiction into these reality that my only reservation might say so about this beautifully East as as a piece of Pankios as a publisher is using would holocaust because it's not a holiday Holocaust fiction should only be written by people young and otherwise it's a bit of the label that you're not entitled to you so you obviously can't say here's a novel that the author says the characters have connections with the Holocaust but it's not the Holocaust you can't say then we'll see my reservation you can only have so many provisos a blue which has to be two hundred words as the open their wallets exactly one of the things that happens in the book is that all of the characters go on journeys Stevens I journey to study pharmacy actually brings back either whose wife and starts the whole Hepi shaded side of the story everyone else goes on a journey but no one ever gets quite what they want I mean what are you drawing on for life they all away have lives that a satisfactory and to some extent but there is disappointment with them but I don't I heard it's not overdone it's not scene saying how does it how much you going to get more it just happens to be effective can we have a short reading from ister visiting Brasler again this is between the granddaughter Stephen Pharmacist meets this girl in London just after the war and she's one of the children who had been brought from Germany to England in the Sudanese and was brought up by brought up so great Coniston Song by a quite family and so the fact that she has originally Jewish background Germany means absolutely nothing to and it's only by chance that she's drawn into a family situation this this section is win the grand water of whose museum and Google is drawn to go back her father liners have become sort of very serious practicing Jewish man was never really had the courage to go to Israel to go in there and he was always talking about it and the girl who doesn't share that belief is one who's driven to try and find out you had from season three Oh three Oh three I think three or four and.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

24:31 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"Kilda on cliff Pergamon to reach of the haven't checked that there isn't something going on sorry gees like emails would return into these it's winter sit facing the toilet which look it's fine it's fact it's winter according to the new seasonal fruit so shock your life before it shocks you changed partner change your wardrobe your secret your small revelation nurturing doubt here the room here the strange thin levels that sound a full in your mouth your vocals they want serene codes like stone tight like a budget right is the bulky citrus fruit shop and untrue this next one I read this one because I like it because it has like a Marie Condo vibe at the end about like tidying so get to that so this is called Madonna your subconscious is a deformed mother a creep with strange here targeting healthy blood cells hardiest organs pruning off since in science flooding your reality with questions you need company an extra vegetables someone the Jews you about Bain's ice and other superstitions not hearing when you say the word coping over there frightening stories that seemed to grow in your mind like Lugo by a small container they tell you to store your mini questions it's convenient to be organized rather than attractive nobody should find such great pleasure in Muffins as so this one is called cumbersome repetition is with friends which did actually come out of the manipulation it I promise and it's wonderful how those words together it's so hard to be completely self while being patient is leafy Greens you can see ed equipped freedoms swinging further away as you try to relax daily and not lift TV things blitzing vegetables and exposing your mood poking out your Chin and that no good knows you're here basically increasing in volume so that everything feels like it might do oxygen feels dated. You don't mean to sound irritated but can no one use an iron anymore hear the phrase you'll little brain one more time and what does the term women's clothing even mean when they seem to have totally forgotten your shape and the quantity Jeez of cereal you must now consume there's no risk from judgment you'll cain to plan a holiday a comfortable darkness experience vague happiness any line restrictions frown at the Food Lino Chacon towards some Regula in gentle insignificant the last poem is cold head Indi- in fiber again happy happy excellent of words come home to strip off your clothing an outbreak of raising hoping say hello to an unwelcome sick and of adolescence you still look like you might have friends have confidence and fiber rush away your unwelcomed friends your own mom or other woman who have head children but who now who are now officially hungry six Glenn's B into to a toothbrush to your own middle lifting up try herbal tea or ginger beer or a blueberry the size of disbelief you wouldn't mind if they inherited clothing but you'll adolescence is so far back they may be sensitive to that family knows those lips you get your power from there is a thickening around your own bility's to speak of your excitement brushing against the inside the is Alicia Bayne I've got my phone on me so if I see the ticks liked come home now I may have to leave early but thank you very much for having me thank you as I think a lot of us can empathize and appreciate with a lot of that when the randomized thought quite appropriate really and the the end amazing human is Clementine Ford. You'll have to forgive me if I get a little carried away here is a huge fan of clementines I always knew I loved her but when I've read a relatively unimportant scenes in her latest book that CG listened exclusively to musical data on you it was a forever kind of love Cleveland tide is a Melbourne based writer speaker and feminist thinker she is a columnist for fifth XS daily life and as a regular contributor to the age and the Sydney Morning Herald through her twice-weekly call Collins for daily life Clementine was issues of gender inequality and pop culture her ability to us by Huma in distilled fury Labor ongoing issues affecting women has earned a huge and loyal readership amongst both women and men clementines which has radically challenged the issues of means for violence against women right CIA engender warfare in Australia while her comedic take on casual six sixes and entertainment has earned her reputation as an accomplished cetera St- her first book fight like a girl wasn't instant besets Ella when it was published in twenty sixteen her new book is boys will be boys came in China's into a two year old so please be amazed at how clean clothes I should just say that I haven't changed that bio and I write for Fairfax anymore ended an acrimonious terms. That's why I feel the need to point that out I'm going to read something fit Louise Today those poems for amazing that was like my baby's about two years older than yours but it really took me back I'm going to read a letter that I I read a little all go for women of letters in Sydney and it was a letter that was good bye but it's a letter about my mother so I felt like it was appropriate circumstance before cancer the worst you can imagine is never as bad as what life throws at you before can't inheritance on acknowledged optimism tells you that when the person you love goes you'll be going with them that in fact you and everyone you've ever loved will join together on the clifftops that mark the edge of this mortal coil class end and jump diving into the great beyond knowing that everything is going to be okay because you're all together the day after we found out a mother might have Hansa I sat with my brother and sister in a hospital waiting room while a doctor ten meters away behind closed door updated my parents the details I kept walking slowly Pasta Room trying to catch a word any word that might tell me this is all going to be okay the voices were muffled so I sat again and put my head on my sister's shoulder the doctor came out my father appeared he turned off the light and closed the door until it was only a few centimeters AJA snippets of the station filled it out I tried to catch them all but they flitted through my years without forming anything solid until I heard my father say and we'll just throw a big party I froze against my sister the cold wave of panic crashing over my body she held me tightly as my father appeared at the door invited to seeing and told us about the chambermaid found growing near her liver and unasked question hung heavy in the room are you going to die we posed less series variation shirow it can they get rid of it of the doctors optimistic my parents responded vaguely hope for the best prepare for the worst that's what the doctors say there's an increasing success rate with this kind of thing they say some of their patients is still going after ten or twelve years which is I wanted to ask ten or twelve a week later my mother went into hospital for an operation forty percent of her liver is she was kaput but the doctors that mysterious group of P people who you never seem to see but who hold the fate of the one most year to you in their hands thought they could get the rest there would be recovery of course six weeks of bedrest it by radiation and chemotherapy but these are the normal hallmarks of cancer treatment people survived cancer all the time family and I told each other we took a active side relief everything's going to be okay we thought because how could it not be the operation was scheduled to take around six hours so surprised when my father called me two hours in there were no ambiguities what ifs in that phone call only heaving sobs and uncontrollable anguish what adopt couldn't say on their scans and fancy equipment became quickly apparent the moment they opened her up and took a look inside choose everywhere inside tapestry of toxic lumps and impenetrable wasteland with a warning sign spiked into its middle they closed her up and passed on their apologies with sorry there's nothing we can do it was worse than we saw we tried for a while to handle it ourselves you don't give up on the people you love and you tell yourself that the doctor aren't everything we decided not to listen to them we bought a juicing machine organic foods books with titles like eight your way to being cast a free and so you've been told you're going to die I found some taste sold out of candidate that was supposed to be a miracle cure so I bought it went to stay with my parents. Hr she drank at every day in the afternoons we sat watching TV together she and her dressing gown and my jeans she talked loudly throughout each cleared and the radiation treatment to even put a little bit of pink and head shakes it was easy to believe that maybe everyone had gotten it wrong that our little home remedies were working and she might actually beat this thing but then she caught a fever and lost her appetite new scans revealed inflammation in his stomach that wasn't going away she went to hospital for a week and then another week we were told the only real option left was to have gastric bypass procedure done it would be three maybe four months dea time you promise us too well but we always want more of you a few days before the operation was scheduled my parents invited us all home for dinner my mother was sitting on a chair at the table wrapped in that familiar blue dressing and I noticed that the pink could gone from cheeks now my father pours a glass of wine and got straight to the point telling us that I'm mother had decided against having operation because she was ready to go what does that mean I asked not wanting to understand or accept what he was saying my mother had been sitting starting face in what I now recognize a steely resolve she looked up and told us how she had come to her decision she didn't want to spend more time in hospital too no more pain and suffering just to prolong the inevitable they expected it would be quick she said the cancer had progressed so far that she could no longer eight the three or four months type in banking on disappeared we were talking about a matter of days then my father spiked the woods the ones that have been seated across my soul forevermore we've asked you here tonight to say goodbye we looked at him tears streaming down our faces often tonight you'll go home she doesn't want you to come back and we'll stay here and wait I stumbled outside and lay on the ground every memory if every Church every kiss every argument and every law shared roaring up through me and crashing out and wet howling solves how could I be ready to say goodbye hi to let go of the vessel that carried me from the beginning the one who traveled to the mystery to bring me back and make me hers Austin we feel when we have our mothers taken from us as David Ferguson once wrote the reality is far more violent than that it is an UN mothering that feels raw fundamental a pain that reaches all the way down to your ligaments and bones before we are born we swell in the cocoon of that space in our mothers Williams as Ferguson so eloquently put it they are a first firmament literally office told him the universe from substance we were formed what are we to do when our universe disappeared if we have the hearts walk around outside our mother's bodies as Elizabeth Stone once word of children how do we keep on pumping when those bodies attend into ashes myself subsided and I lay there staring at the store for a few minutes more in that moment I remembered something my mother had said at the Start cancer journey you can scream rayle at the sky all you want and demand and demand to know why may but if you listen carefully a voice will come back through the night and whisper why not year I went back inside and we will try to ignore the elephant in the room laughed as best as we could with her she told us she wanted us to live our lives to the fullest that she was proud of us and would always love us she told us to take care of each other and two weeks later she was gone for a long time I thought of this not only through the heartache of losing my mother of letting go of my protector Mike Guide my sometimes Nemesis I was angry at her for giving up for costing us out and denying us the chance to ring as much of that precious time out of Harris possible I wanted more I still want more but I remember one thing more and more clearly that she'd been so strong unwavering in her determination I couldn't understand then how she could be so emotionless about it didn't feel it as we did but as my brother and sister said.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

16:18 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"Is the hunter so many of our stories as a city and as a community and we're very proud and Anita of our status as a UNESCO the city of literature but it is meaningless in and of itself without writers and readers constantly breathing new life into it it's not a museum piece of knowledge are in a museum it's not a middle for the city's literary pasts illustrious as that is but it's commitment ongoing to contemporary work into the next generation of woods and ideas and that is what this weekend is all about words and ideas at tools for us to make a sorry I'm it's been a while popping my apologies at tolls for us to make sense of the turbulent times we live in dealing with fake news that's parenting for a more peaceful world with that's quite literally as survival in the wild or at a more primal level dealing with people like poets and murderous and rockstars but above all else like this about now community I think so this weekend and beyond this weekend I think the the title is for us to read more and talk more and argue Moore and laugh more and build stronger bonds through bitter standing of each other and the world around us because as pollyannaish as the sounds and apologies I'm GonNa tuna optimist I think these the greatest tools ahead and the greatest hope that we have of collectively getting through whatever this condition is that we are currently dealing with so thanks again clear in your entire team this is a remarkable event in a remarkable addition to the Cultural Community calendar here thank you all of your thanks to everyone who has come from quite some distance in some cases to be a part of it now we really appreciate it and I hope you we'll have a productive fistful over the next two days we're belongs remaining depending on how long you stay the evening Pos- so on behalf of the city welcome and thank you awesome aw got I do being Cutting Attack Maha no my Heidi Mikey Tina who if I could hear the heater eat they pull name Mamie Tiki Manoa or auty porty he chi-ta who caddy Mom Oy y Taha Tina Carter Cutolo Thira Makoto Keita Hathor Dnr Koto Deny Koto Tina Takato good evening and welcome to this really spectacular evening I'm very hi to be here we're going to hear from very different writers from different parts of the world from England Ireland Australia and Altieri and people of different intimacies they write poetry music novels essays nonfiction young adult fiction and foam theater scripts some of them right combination loves always so different genres different disciplines different lives but they have things in common for one thing they all award-winning and bestselling they also share the things that all writers do they know about the tyranny of the blank page and they will have meet the thieves time for me at least these are the twin demons who can with each other you struggle to find the time to rise in apparently somebody needs done a coat ornate picking up from skull or you're supposed to do something to pay the mortgage or someone wants you to talk about writing when you would much rather right and so you fantasy is about a quiet place where you can spend days in your pyjamas drinking tea naval washing just living inside your own head and finding exciting ways of arranging woods new in interesting would but then you find that quiet place and it can be a quiet and you discover that your brain is hungry and would rather eight then cook and waist whole day reading nonsense or worse you read something so brilliant you decide there's no point in ever writing anything yourself because you have nothing that's wonderful to say and you'll never be as good at saying it as that and Opportunities for distraction have grown exponentially in recent times not just twitter doc instagram endless emails all of those things but the actual toll that most of us use to write also contains at the click of a mouse pretty much book every article every video all the poems and songs that exist in the world amazing that really any of us get anything done at all distractions of bash sometimes you find the thing you're looking for that idea to fell the blank page when you stop looking for it and focus elsewhere the washing machine take a shower if you have to chop some onions go for a drive look away and suddenly you will see it plus we can do some good things when we procrastinate I want to have a very clean house on Tuesday all I need is a deadline on Friday so we have our six rises to tell us about distraction and whatever way they want what they do to God the creative spaces but maybe also where they wonder after to find the things that they need the river whole same might fall down and what they might bring back so let's begin tonight with a polite I always find that evening stock-based if you start with a poet so Chris Tastes was born and raised and lower hatch and now lives in Wellington big move his his first book of poetry how to be dated in a year of took Rita's back to a shocking moody committed more than one hundred years ago and won the Jesse MCI award at the Two Thousand Sixteen Autumn New Zealand Book Awards and has seen Akeso mask took a dive into the worlds of Hyper Masculine Romanticism ended involve dancing alone and nightclubs by the Herald End spinoff listed it as the beast books of two thousand eighteen Chris also an actor and he studied film in English literature at Victoria and he has the most spectacular range of jackets to make Chris and one of his jackets please welcome him to the stage Christif is a lot of people cure thank you Michelle thank you so much to the festival for bringing me down to Dunedin it's such a pleasure to be here and to be a part of this evening longs sites such wonderful writers I'm going to read three pounds for each night I've written something especially for tonight but I'm going to actually start with two poems from my book he's a mask which guests dove into the World of distraction and films and this I as co pay no attention to that man behind the curtain and that's the line that the wizard of Oz is when Dorothy and Co start to realize nothing is all it seems pay no attention to that man behind the curtain I dream of fame you live my life among cardboard crowds the stands to be examined perhaps even crushed but I can't help myself for wanting to appropriate to the learn or the color of a baby's flushed cheek for cheap entertainment I want the is to want they can keep their questions to themselves they treat my songs with spotlights but denied them curtains to hide behind such songs tailored for weaken knees what do you hear now the wheels of Tornado the strings of a storm to Vail Vail to know will I've got enough to reveal between my buzz without him bringing an avalanche to swallow my song this next one is called McGovern and mcguffin is a plot device used to propel a narrative Ford the best way I've heard it described is that's the thing that the thing or the person that the characters a interested in the audience as she doesn't care about and it's often associated with Alfred Hitchcock films this macguffin to say that the briefcase is pertinent is to ignore the man in the space could gray suit slouched by the payphone mustache ready to turn villain concealed gun press squarely against his ribcage you can tell betty because he doesn't blink and look straight into the camera like he couldn't give a fuck to express that the film did not commit to the characters and tints as to impose in your own logic tongue lashing at the messes not able to turn the is the dirty light tainting the walls of bathroom stalls used for hookups and doc fixes there the clinical plink of syringes falling to the floor and fluorescent tubes realizing illumination at this point we are questioned about our own intent as an audience of willing accomplices our eyes dilate what would it take for us to stop resorting to trade. craft to pull each other into honest dialogue some of US rely on our gift of good timing days one hung on it the rest of us sick and this the end I never walk out on films because I hate to see a story go unfinished you are more likely to walk whereas I could never leave you but there's the door and I'm told the sky is particularly bright tonight it only takes a little moonlight to test your commitment of course I got distracted I fell down mini into neat and wikipedia holes I learned a lot about medium relation techniques and the things that magicians do to distract the audiences to pull off their tricks and then I was distracted by something surreal the events and Khristich basically derail any progress that I was making on this poem and all of that ended up and this poem so this is called the mission every time I turn to see I should be looking I see my reflect Shen there so much of the world within reach from your disc screens within screens and halls within halls tale talking dogs and newspapers crying wolf it's tiny hemmer's pounding at your skin and not knowing you wake up every morning covered in bruises it's a story so vivid you keep repeating it as if it were yours to tell pulling up your sleeves and showing strangers a new shade of blue you we know the story and who is telling it don't be surprised when a door slams shut and you find yourself asking how long has that been there My reflection is a magician he tells me where to look inside every poem stage with trapdoors inside every it's a smoke machine inside every poem is a mirror buried in the Volta and once bound and gazed upon it shows you what you missed as you were following the tip of the wand the magician tells you where to look and so you look because magic doesn't work if you don't follow instructions but as a spectator the trick is to expect everything and nothing at the same time the trick is to watch the one while you're left hand is behind your back ticketing the revelation to your past self so when you reach the reveal you have seen the magicians flourish and all its cross section posed wiring glory look over there adore you've never noticed a secret way in and out anything could be placed before you undetected of course it's been there the whole time you've spent your entire life with your body pushed up against the door but the crowd without wires and while is scanning for the slightest quiver we don't see them sit fire to the scenery the strike of the match disguised by our applause with so much happening in this world it's getting harder to resist everything that demands my attention and harder to tell what unknowingly steel for myself when I fall for another smokescreen over here is shattered glass scattered over the pavement catching sunlight in bidding to be written about meanwhile each shot it's spot the difference game we won picture is an earthquake thing the magician tells me sleep is the biggest distraction of all there's no joy in surrendering to the screens behind my eyes with everything believe to be true as a wrong memory and echo up into happy to be swallowed by in the morning everything is the same but shifted slightly to the right enjoy the night someone has turned all your books around so this spines now facing the wall the whole damn time they're smoking I from the wings both the magician and the audience become the show passing the matches between them call and response running in both actions can we still call this power and if so how many walls will be left standing extinguished the flames it's from the wing I want to look away but the wire snaps back each time if you are a person of color you don't get to live through a national conversation about racism I'm an shame without taking multiple hits to the body it's like being a prop in your own story and constantly wondering whether someone will pick you up just to acknowledge that you're there it's screaming fire in a burning building while everyone on twitter is saying it's not fire but a smoke machine doing what it's been told to do a blind man doesn't need sea of fire to know the rush of standing in a burning building and if he sends their long enough he will be taken by the flames so much debate risks.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

17:53 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"Kilda I'm clear Finlayson program director of the Dunedin Rice and readers festival the two thousand nineteen feasible recording going on guy and he's been a thanks very much for coming with me here on the stage Stephen Davis a big round of applause for him the Stephen Davis has spent three decades in Judaism working for some of the biggest media organization some of the most high the far ones Sunday Times in London L. A. Times two hours in La for so many times says it oh well maybe it's that combination a sixty minutes here in New Zealand and editor the New Zealand hero in his mid forties side pretty impressive journalism career and now a leading educator in journalism and to so today we're going to be talking about his book trees Tele we he takes us through ninety way the toolkits of deception talk about some of their but the station has been all we will open it up for questions to at around about the forty five minute Max I'm sure there'll be lots of questions about the subject because it's one of the biggest issues we face today really isn't it Stephen with bill decision as the war on truth who's winning the lives of winning the deceives the winning the corporate ends and governments thinking of clever ways off of lying to you winning and the reason they're doing it as simple we are simply a wash in misinformation in and disinformation there's so much of it flooding where in the world that's number one number two our ability to detect the stuff as listened and number three that group we really relied on to to sort the stuff out for us. Journalists was fewer of US around and we're not well resourced as a consequence once you're getting lied to on a on a regular basis and there's one more important thing to say and that's that many of you in this room afraid are feeling guilty people about a quarter of you according to a study would have shared information this week and one eight of you you can put your hands up now did so knowing the information was false why would you do that desire for social media since or simply the fact that often untruths more exciting and interesting than the truth so what's what has changed and as I said at the it's been three decades in journalism why are we at this point now what are the drivers of those problems you've just talked about people always lied to you those always been fake news in our attention spans the news cycle twenty four hours now it seems to be an hour our attention spans alias we've frustrated with the volume of information on social media so we kind of we tainted ragged off sometimes we pass on things like conspiracy theory he's 'cause we think they interesting and entertaining and so all of this stuff is just washing wound an ocean of falsehoods and then of course very smart people who work for people like Putin and trump and politicians and corporations understand this they understand we're in a sea of Carr's information so they think it's a perfect way to hide actual scandals and actual stories and knowing that people like you and I this could've reporters have list time than we ever had to investigate this stuff well they say that a lie can get around the world and at the time it takes the truth its pants on you open the book with such a scenario yes absolutely again to look at this was a failure it took steady by the way by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology so's that falsehoods move more rapidly on twitter than than the truth it's gone it's out the millions of people have seen it before the media can even keep up with it the example I stopped the bulk from the Obama tendency was a story that win around the world saying he was travelling to India and was spinning tens of millions on the trip and the third of the US Navy was going and Fox News went wild I mean you know they slam them leave right and center Republican Congress people stood up and repeated the story again and again it wasn't true I mean it wasn't even close to being true and that speaks to where really powerful technique in this day and age which explain in the book called the big lie and at and spaced on the way our minds work our minds trained to that information that's familiar to us is information we can trust you think about that's quite logical so what benzes you tell a big lie and initially a lot of people might not believe you then you repeat it again and again and again endlessly and and get other people to repeat it for you like a feedback loop and you can track stuff and eventually year or two a lot of people believe what started as the lie and let's not forget Donald from made his name made his bones and the Republican Party eh by the Obama Bertha theory you know that whole nonsense about his birth certificate now when he first talk about that the numbers of Republican voters believing him were under ten percent and he was disowned by the entire Republican party in stream Republican party two years later after endlessly repeating it again and again and again more than fifty percent of Republican voters believed it was true you and he'd made his name and look where we are now he became president of the United States and often it's more effective if you play to a prejudice right I mean is the prejudice was his name sounds funny or his name sounds like it could be a Muslim name so you're playing that prejudice it and there are numerous examples out there every day where if you play to someone's prejudice whatever the value see it then you can get them to believe if something quite preposterous absolutely and let's face it I'm Berek's middle name was Hussein and that too many people in America was and he played to that yes I mean whatever you think of trump and Putin I've mentioned them both together for not just for the obvious wease because they use the same sort of techniques which I tracked the very clever people they know how to push the right button and so do people wall blinded with prejudice of course in won't rationally analyze the information in front of them and you can as as you just said tell them east outrageous nonsense and believer. You've organized this book in an interesting way and you start with that story about fake news spreading and then you talk about and give us the toolkits for the tell us about that because you you start with the it eh of the different ways in which not only governments and corporations of people with power the techniques I used to deceive take us through yes one very effective technique and one thing I'm really hot on is conspiracy theories now people into like conspiracy theories people believe them share them think they're entertaining an interesting I have to tell you I think they're positively absolutely dangerous and can kill and been showing they can kill recently in Christchurch there's a technique used by people ebbets too the create a whole lot of your own conspiracy theories to cover up something you've done an example from the book scruple a former Russian intelligence agent in England he gets poisoned it's reasonably clear the Russians did it I mean two of the officers happen to be hold on TV camera happen to be in the same place at the same time within eighteen days of that story for different conspiracy they always were floating around the world all having started in a small place in Saint Petersburg so now if you look back on that story I say going investigate what happened to the sky and he's come back to me and say well hold on five different conspiracy theories about this now do we know what to believe what a very very effective technique to disguise things what is your view because we have faced with this in journalism quite a law in one of the most famous local examples we may well have been just under dunes partner now in how there was a story going around about what what he had supposedly done and a win it was Exchan- gossiped about so much the police came out and actually issued a statement saying not investigating that sky media ran stories about something that hadn't happened so it's a funny situation isn't two billion do you just ignore it or are there times where the gossip get so loud you actually do a story saying this isn't a story no you absolutely ignored as a professional journalist gossipers gossip you ignore it and I thought the police made bake I thought the police editor sort of legitimacy to it which didn't exist before and then enable people to report it we can't under estimate the flood huge quantities of misinformation and disinformation circulating around the world though incredibly dangerous to get back to conspiracy they always wanted my particular things as nine eleven the nine eleven conspiracy theories there are now twenty Oh by the way twenty two different ones they're all mutually contradictory of course and I've been lucky enough to be given a contract for a new Cana's part of the new book I'm going to track down the author of number twenty two because I really really want to speak to her now number twenty two sears that a space weapon in space fired a beam which hit the twin towers and set them now the author sees this happened at the the moment the planes flew into them as well so too bad laugh salute late so I looked at this woman and she has a book online which is selling a lot full I know so ago that might well outsell mine and I picked up a book and you know you see the Nice things about my my background and experience that written in the beginning my book but I'm an amateur compared with this woman she got somebody to writer no word which you are now holding in your hands the most important book of the Twenty First Century then she goes on to discuss theory so I am disparate to talk to apart from anything else I want to know what happened to the space weapon I'm this amazing things that the buildings is still floating around out there has gone to another dimension or is it going to be used in the future you know I mentioned this you quite rightly laugh but if you track the use of most conspiracy theories around the world you will find that they often use by dangerous people for dangerous scenes I have had some quite with people who I previously thought quite intelligent question the moon land Eh nine eleven as well and they told me that they'd been seen the information by a friend on facebook and I said to them so what was the source of the information originally it didn't occur to them what what that was important and it's leading to a more fundamental question how much do we the media have to take how much blamed the we sheer about the erosion of trust because this is what this is what it comes down to us and I mean there was a day what's what you saw and read in Taegu Daily Times will probably td one in the sixties and seventies whatever was you thought that that was true and we had a singles awesome information didn't mean we'd all watch the homes program last night or whatever it was now palm of your hand you have the equivalent of multiple a-rated season CNN and your hand you've got all their so people it's trust they go to and how much do we need to take some of the blame for the erosion of trust I think the principal blame lies with politicians and corporations told such big lies and got called out on it like the origins of going to Iraq in two thousand and three for the war which I was there for TV three that's the principal blame I think journalists also to blame we haven't stop on Iraq because because because the media bought that story didn't and this is one of the things that comes back to me two thousand and three the Iraq war invasion stories run in the Sunday Times in Laden anonymous your side the New York Times Academy report his name Shazier similar okay does Miller and they all took these anonymous officials and seed are weapons of mass destruction and and I I wonder whether there was one landmark where we really proficient we massively lead our audience mm-hmm because we played a role and going to Iraq I mean we in the media we did absolutely are a reporter Hester trust this also to an extent it's a very good reliable sources that lead to my reporting in this story I'm Judith Miller by the way was sleeping with this also that's an absolute no no but you know you're white Iraq in two thousand and three was a huge controversy bution to the breakdown in trust it had an interesting follow on for me one of the stories that I investigated which is in the bulk is about the human shields of the first Gulf War these are people who were flown in on a plane landed in Kuwait as the invasion was started taken hostage used as human shields it was the only plane to land that day all other things were turned away as I was investigating this in the UK a Liberal Democratic impede took up the case and ask some questions in the House of Commons got outside and so they go private conversation and he says Norman you should be aware of be wary of that Stephen Davis he said you know what some people you say he's a fantasist and Norman will aid this to me and I thought isn't there which coming from the man whose government faked upper weapons of mass destruction dossier totally fantastical as an excuse for going to war in Iraq but that's another example of one of the tools in the book of course shoot the I will say Nicky Hager puts out no matter what you think of him they governments seen Labor in national governments do this over the years call him a conspiracy theorist it isn't that we are a bit prone to this New Zealand and I call it the behind closed doors technique because we are a small country and because a lot of people know a lot of people there aren't many strangers in New Zealand it's all too easy for somebody to make a call well how me reliable you you'd be careful of this person or somebody to come and knock on your door and say you shouldn't really pursue the story I can tell you absolutely it's not true and I would turn to the person data to the hill and say well if you're denying it let's go outside and talk to one of my reporters denied on the wicked no no no I don't WanNa do that so it's this kind of behind closed doors everybody knows everybody else in New Zealand also I think is particularly pro in to pressures on the media from advertisers for the same reason now you and.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

17:03 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"I'm cliff and they said program to reach of the donated rice and readers festival the two thousand nine hundred and feasible recording that you're about little blurb for the station that's the festival programs is that I'm going to ask you how did you get to be sold down the -CCOMPLISH te so can I ask you that how did you the company that good fixture that I could give you an answer the trouble is on the trouble is the great advantages that if you hang around long enough people seem to think you've done more than your heads and I suppose it's it's like many grows and grows and you don't notice much time until these too many to photograph or something so I don't I take that with grain of salt Eh. People should love lovely demonstration of Kiwi modest the events we're all some can I ask you AETNA's in a slightly different way I've heard you talk about your family background your Irish parents the I suppose the Fenian true some of the political influences in your childhood and growing up Catholic New Zealand so a little bit of an outsider there's not a lot of that directly in your fiction but did that shape oh well I suppose it inevitably everyone shape if by early years with the too pleased about that or not they simply I've never used it in my writing for I grew up in the wasn't quite ghetto but it was very sort of noticeably distinctly Irish Power Power Walk London saw and for example when I first read of the artist as a teenager I sought how does he's not so much about what it's like and this is one of the reasons I've never really written we'll try to write myself about that. As sort of Irish side of You Zealand Irish right to well about themselves and if you admire someone as much as I admire Joyce his short stories and so I don't know how I be free of a slightly erotic attempt of simply an antipathy version of something that has done superbly so yes it's true I suppose it has shaped me and my tastes and and various things but that's the reason really that I haven't tried to ride now now that can be a bit of a lame excuse and a lot of Australian writers with Irish backgrounds especially have utilized that do you think you might write about do you think it's something that might just recently i read I what you might call Irish story down that the good thing about that it's too late seventy condominium I'm not so sure but just Act Two did you as a child of Irish Catholic child often feel any sense of exclusion I'm just thinking of my own childhood nine hundred sixty he's and I grew up in Glen Road and Kelvin knows the threat of civilized yes she s and yet the language is a small child remember using about Catholic Hoods years and more straight is pretty horrifying to requires well I think it's always a bit disappointing if people don't abuse you at some point character forming food you and ned probably help help juice or through a difficult time and killed in as I can imagine feelings of power I think like anyone who grows up an an a distinct sort of community what whether it's religious political one or something like that you true granted so you don't feel excluded you're the one on the outside other people are and if people who are unfortunate now if you think of families who were particularly poor had difficulties or something thing I always admired about people like that when sort of working class area where I grew up they weren't seated by they defied it and I think when people other people wonderful definitions on you it doesn't matter too much as long as you reasonably clear confident that you will not diminished by what the wider communities is but I wasn't particularly aware in Auckland at anytime all of we went to different schools that sort of thing but the people next door into another school you applied with themselves sometimes I think it'd be overstated incisive felt marginalized but the most people I know didn't feel marginalized either leave the but I might come back to this and a little bit lighter I want to take you forward sort of scraping poetry to talk about your fiction published your first novel though it's a book I have to confess I haven't read in many people have called miracle at the young age of thirty nine that's right that was a miracle romance it was called and it was just a short thing of really jokey piece about what was leading up to the nine hundred eighty one two it did sell a few copies had a few aunts who board that's interest and but one of these ants who thought it was a religious focus was called miracle then asked me when I saw her about six on site she said I contin conscience she said except and so I think you should give me the money for its keeping year so but I was very grateful publishers I've been enormously grateful to of course I was mechanize rice and Brian to and I had the kindness to awesome because it was about sport I think that that helped me through the door and Brian also authored the boy the bridge the river food Tories publish here the need in one thousand nine hundred seven years can you saw a little bit about what that was like and I think I'm getting the importance to a young writer an emerging writer of finding very good editor and also the kind of local independent publishing which can take on short stories and devoid of ESPN stage as soon that if you're GonNa Book of Short Stories there was a pretty good chance of getting it published it was much easier for short story writers okay and then it is now there's no doubt that Cinderella of New Zealand right in his sixties seventies eighties the listener used to have a weekly store a magazines all over the place that the publish them and I think you probably agree with us that writers are bit weary hiking on a first book of the book story here and that's a great pity because sometimes the best writing the people whose initials stories you think of those short stories as trainee pieces or we you know I was always a bit late arriving at the party in the sense that I didn't write a novel until I was in in my fifties so I just didn't have the confidence before the gallon I just like writing stories for their own sake I wasn't interested I didn't minute think I'm running one hundred yards training for a marathon roy yeah I want to spend a little bit of time on the short stories I'm partly because I've been reading them recently we're working on new selected stories published later this year which was the help of Stephen Strafford editor we've now got down to thirty five indispensable stories book of about six hundred pages absolutely magnificent the chief and I just picked up the description of your themes that are met Jackson is done writing for the companion of New Zealand literature did you remember this depreciation retrial rejection sadness deceit estrangement and loss death is a recurring theme oh there were few laughs that's wonderful summary of every young abiding as well as has to be frank about it I think it's almost impossible to have an optimistic view of life I'm not saying that in a in a Glib way that for example one of my favorite lines of poetry of the twentieth century is digital braked a mild a sign of his when he's is the smile being man has not yet heard news and it's very difficult to look at the history of our lifetime allies times and think well let was one's own life my being very satisfactory individually during that time but nobody was I was lucky enough to live through really marvelous happy times few and progress and so I don't think I think it's possible to write about released I hope it's possible to write about those things that make mansions without gloom gloom is the killer yeah I think for a writer so you know you can write about family being burned than you know something like that and as long as you smile about that I'm sure meg wrote that with us and align from all the spy chance towards the end win Stephen the central characters reflecting and he sees all this in spite of everything glared yes and that's a book which has a great deal of hardship and sorrow but also a great deal of love six years yours that even people you know who had difficult lives compete with China and so on I don't think I've ever made anyone unless it does not to have some hideous misfortune disease when the young or something who doesn't towards the think well it was better to head their lives that have had none right and so I think we're constantly fighting against the new cio going going back to the short stories again and just the way in which those seem to me pecking those things which you then deal with more elaborately lighter this amazing novella the boy the bridge the river probably seventy pages so I'm short Diane and more Lavish Publishing World we would publish it between covers you walk and feed her out believing in tune of them push oil but that has a character letty who has survived terrible events in the Second World War and Easter in Europe which are detailed in given a great moving detail according to his personal experience on his love for his nephew but never really recounted view and political terms and then you land and the White Castle lovely serene rural situation well usually I don't have people I know in stories I take situations but with that character I fluttered in in London sixties with a Latvian man who simply known as Letty who'd been of course lately any Latvians obliged to be in the German armies all and so I suppose here's what set me off and I thought what would have happened to him had he gone to us and in fact I may not see what Ashley Bizarre and tragic note this man who'd fought and Russia and God knows all these things in the war he actually died he had his very lonely men and his great love was a canary and he caught a lung disease from the Canary that killed him road but I've never used that story because it is is to a polling just to said and you've got no right to take someone's traced to that extent him make entertainment but not the private tragedy isn't it years you can create a parallel as you have in the story I mean just something slightly you still have never learned to drive have you know and a priest myself too hard to think of a reason why I'm sure it's show some deep psychological floor that I'm bitter not handout interested in us and all imagining and then followed the Great non-drivers of New Zealand literature was Romania since Ashley Young and given a few others I wonder if that particular care I wanted to be literally that but remember Henry James of course it couldn't drive naturally and of course the great.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

16:20 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"Kilda I'm cliff Mason program director of the Dunedin Writers and readers festival the two thousand nineteen feasible recording known informed Arcadian tombs as the dear green place but not so in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine eight hundred and fifty men were arrested in Glasgow that year full position of an offensive weapon mostly lives and raises but also soothes hatchets the city's vital statistics could be measured an infant mortality infant mortality alcoholism and slums and it was in that sitting that the city was terrorized by man you become null and as Bible John Bible John quoted Scriptures and raged against adultery and he'll so raped and killed three women who we met at the Barrow Lanes Dance Ballroom barrel lanes still the air with its Garish neon sign and the Bible John Cereal mood inquiry remains unsolved Liam's novel quaker takes the Bible Jones story and runs with it and then he runs away from it as all good and enduring fiction must do to escape the cold tap of fat he creates a vivid and disturbing story of his own it's a police procedural featuring to take different speak to Duncan McCormack he is a highlander who speaks gaelic any plays something cool Shinde and who was tasked to review the unsuccessful police case against the quaker as Bible Joanna's renamed unless DOC but why did they choose McCormack to review this he specializes in gangland crimes of heists and robberies Liam thickens the plot by introducing a seemingly random character called Alex Peyton and explosive expert who is lured back to Glasgow to prize jewels from an auction as safe a nonce beaten up and a means toilet and dunked into the urinal a boy pining for the father who abandoned him discover woman's body and a condemned building a policeman slips into a pocket nighttime to cruise for men the risks of being of Being found even deeper than imprisonment Liam may or may not know that a nine hundred sixty nine and Glasgow the Scottish minorities group was formed campaign for Musk's Laura form throughout this page throughout this novel on every page is the presence of something seething and Rawson something that draws you in on keeps you there like a captive audience Glasgow quaker as masterful seen sitting as well as masterful storytelling and it was recognized as such last Jay when won the two thousand eighteen Scottish crime fiction award and as part of the awards ceremony Liam lead torchlit processions through the streets of sterling along with fellow Scottish crime novelist Denise Mina and valid McDermott at least us now blind Liam the torch light of as as I call upon you to give a warm welcome to Liam Michael Danny Liam Bible John Without whom you would not have a novel essentially one of the striking things about Bible John is that I believe this is the first case of a police identikit picture was and very good looking guy and I think you're writing your novel about some of the older reasons of Glasgow feeling quite affectionate towards him because he looks like a throwback to a tidy oh elegant time and it seemed to be that he was a very cultured psychopath well we don't know nots seems to be the scene from the the evidence that we have Steve I mean he was a character that to the imagination of the city partly because he was so distinct if he's studio on each win the false information in Glasgow was of long hair he had fear here was described by the please smart-t modern appearance he was polite the assessment of the victim Spain an evening in an Bible joins company and he would always he would stand up when a women came back to the table having been to the ladies room A. C. slightly awed candidate for this Psychopathic C. O. Keller and he stood out in the context of the bottle on the bottle John was a rough east end of the city and he seemed much two coats overly to to be in that space yeah I mean he's very clean cut as an what was he doing it was easier to lure victims seems to be in the media but all three victims would picked up the bottle on ballroom and would all take into within one hundred yards of the homes and then raped and murdered and I'm to be that the bottle on the only thing that the victims had in common the all came from different parts of the city the nothing obviously tie the victims together apart from the location which would pick up the scene sitting which I talked about before a few days ago I I put into Google Glasgow nineteen sixty nine and one of the things I found was a brilliant sort of photographic project God who's taking photographs of abandoned tenements a was this the kind of source material that you use because it is uncommonly vivid and in a close seating of Glasgow it's the star of the book right I mean Glaspie was fourteen in having been documented at this pedia by five or six billion photographer so that the photographic evidence is fabulous and this all boats the city in ruins the the old city tenements being demolished on people being decanted to the hosing schemers and this could eight saint so voyeurism build almost like dolls hoses is the tenements with the facades hanging off and you can see the wallpaper you can see people bathrooms sweets and of voyeuristic INSA- into into those lives so it was trikes nothing to say at the beacon particular pedia the sewage Aug. of course Bible join in a saints speaks to Pedia- in history this was the pdf twin as the city tenements were being demolished and people were being decanted to the peripheral housing schemes and although that was a positive move in material sessoms Nazis moving to a situation where you know say toilet and washing machine you didn't know who your next door neighbor was so in the old tenements she had saints of community that everyone else's business and it was this that fair the annoying that anybody could be joe and this is one of the attractions to me of the material the of fever that gripped the city and the panic that your next door neighbor or the guy standing over here paint next year in the horseshoe bar could turn out to be able join the the sitting reminds me of who was a chap who was sort of almost single handedly responsible for something we call Scandinavian aw hitting somebody Michael Yeah yeah even those books we'll see to Norway where they were sitting there just drew you back and drew you why is it that see things seem so important and crime fiction I don't know who I mean that's the old cliche into the same thing as a character in the book and that for someone like Ian Rankin but as a crime scene waiting to happen as he puts in the false I don't know I tend to think that the Scandinavians and people in rank and rate number Eddin but have it easy in the sense that one of the things they're trying to do little has uncovered the heddon underbelly off an apparently respectable society eh that's getting much easier to do indicate of Scandinavia of these slightly Dole hygienic social democracies surprisingly have their stock on the Bailey or in the case of Edinburgh Jean Brodie agent in Rankin can then uncovered I was a bit different because Feast surprised that Glasgow is violent city the whole image of Glasgow is predicated on the new means city that razor gangs the highest homicide rate and waste of Europe for for a good number of years so what's challenge to think to write fiction in Glasgow all underbelly in other words what would be the what would be the parallel with Dunedin easy Chris is I think like that can go VIC vibe Dunedin as one of the one of the plots and the Rato's war food place with its front page headline news if someone has a fire that wardrobe you know nothing happens in except when something happens when something happens happens David Been Outta Wanna you've got one of the potential of grown Gignoux golfing task it easy to to rise to the surface or indeed as anyone in today's paper the fantastic front page story about the family and more skill and the royal family of ninety kids apparently after this origin of this family in Moscow now making if they turn out to be complete psychopaths ooh that'd be a fantastic the language Ooh Liam novel as is important I think as as as seating wrote on twitter few months ago I'm writing a scene in which drunk man is oxted out of the building and you ask there is just no English equivalent oxted is there what is oxted so your oxygen armpits this great there you can be taken by your armpits huckle pub maybe another fairview don't familiar with what was that Hukou Hukou how cold your by the pool is if you lifted erased it can we have subtitles arrested by the police cassia lifted might be hauled the astonishment or more probably OCSTA- of serve as hot cold in Scottish vernacular I think in quaker is that right yeah I mean you can you can overdo that so I try to keep it to a minimum but off and on boost but things that you think are standard English that promote nor to be this particular you Geez forms will be did or this is happening out with normal walking and people will in England and elsewhere look if your mind with uplifted me so it's sometimes create difficult to to try and expunge vernacular I suppose to me my Dick gene area of the Scottish language is in a volume of books which I used to collect as a kid and I found one yesterday it's anyone no books bricker reckon stafford streets fantastic sick and hand junk store bookstore anyway I found a copy their rural wooley royals are you familiar with that absolutely an annual a comic strip that appears in Sunday Post newspaper which is a newspaper that's no unused people it's foolish just random can adopt onic doors that you suspect they'll actually happens but for a while had saturation coverage everyone in Scotland did the Sunday post and the cartoon strips the balloons the family of a sort of a walking class matriarch Kentucky it and Odwalla who've is of don't get eaten spiky-haired skype who get into various scrapes and then every year you would an on your he is that he began an end every episode sitting on a bucket what does that mean I was just I don't know take on bucket noise at least these things and the Whimsey for a second back to Bible John I think I've read that you believe that it's most likely a character called Peter Tobin do you agree ah I don't really have a strong opinion about either we steve us one of the things that people expect once you've spent five years writing about this character including the belong to one of the victims on DNA wasn't a thing in nineteen sixty nine the used it to the actually zoomed a guy in one thousand nine hundred six GEICO join McKenna's.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

15:03 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"Kilda I'm cliff unlicensed program to reach of the Dunedin Wrightson redes- festival the two thousand nineteen festival recording here in just using nipples and I thought two things I thought that is genius the everson like he's a gifted or anything like that they're not just normal good kids really and and of course the second thing I thought was I'm happy I would have used that so now I will write sorry I just went on and on and on so let's see things they get to the into something so I'll just read a little bit about where we see the Dunbar family where clay has four full brothers he's the fourth them out of the five and we see their parents and we see them as a family for the first time and this is pretty much everything this clydes law from the beginning once in the tide of Dunbar past they were five Bravo's but the fourth of this was the best of us and a boy of many traits had did Viacom Clay Anyway in the beginning there was all of this age of this small part to tell the hull and our father had helped every birth he was has to be handed to hold us as Penelope Lark to tell it he'd be standing there acutely aware and he'd cry at the bedside beaming he never flinched at the law or the burnt looking bids as the room began to spin for penelope that was everything when it was over she'd succumbed to dizziness her heartbeat left in her lips it was funny they like to tell us when we were born we all had something they loved may it was my fate the newborn crinkly fate rory it was his punched up knows when he first came out and the noises he made in his sleep something like a world title thought but at least I knew alive that was also the birth of my son He's knows came out sideways across his face and we said to the doctor knows doc elaine con reached out anyway and it was stripe house goods anyway sorry couldn't resist Henry had he's like pipe Tommy was always sneezing and of course there was Cli- between us the boy who came out smiling as the story went when penny was in labor with Klay I left Henry roar in me with Mrs Children Next Door on the drive to the hospital they nearly pulled over clay was coming quickly as penny would like to tell him the.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

14:19 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"According that you're about to hear was brought to you with funding from the Dunedin UNESCO city of literature and with the support of Orient theme the station John join was cheered by Magellan in presented by the university bookshop with the support from Culture Ireland and the University of Chicago Senior Irish Kevin Miller falter. We've a very very warm welcome to you all my name is Michele Kelemen which is my great pleasure to chair tonight's event ask John Please feel free there I think is probably be a roaming Mike so without further ado please let me introduce our guest tonight John John was born in Dublin and studied English literature at Trinity College creative writing at the University of East Anglia where he now offers a scholarship to Irish students undertaking the Masters Program he has published eleven novels for adults six for young readers including the boy in the striped pyjamas which was a New York Times number one bestseller and adapted for a feature film a play a ballet and opera and sold about ten million copies where light in two thousand twelve he was awarded the Hennessy Luxury Hall of Fame Award for his body of work he's also won three Irish book awards and many international issues awards including the award for novel of the Year in Spain and the Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize and Germany in Twenty fifteen he awarded an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of East Anglia his novels have been published in over fifty languages his latest which will talk about tonight include his novel a ladder to the sky and free younger readers. My brother's name is Jessica can you please a very warm Dunedin Welcome to John Boyne so John I was just talking to you before this is not your first time in New Zealand I it's I guess I the good evening thank you for for coming in it it's my third Time Zealand but my first time in Dunedin right and and nations it's easily of the four cities now I've been to New Zealand it is definitely the best the perfect answer actually actually does remind me a little bit of home because even though New Zealand is I think it's three times the size of Ireland but we have the same population that's right yeah so just walking the streets actually reminds me a little bit of Dublin Yeah and the weather is quite Samaras yeah because you get the four seasons and other people are equally beautiful yes given all the right answers of the shear breadth of the writing is quite impressive you've written about crippen the crippen murder in London in one thousand nine tens about a priest in the history of let's of course a most if you will be familiar with John's most famous book boy with striped Pajamas about a young German boy which is utterly heartbreaking the New Zealander a listener described your novel hearts invisible fury's as a funny I'm vicious novel about growing up gay in Ireland you've also written a ghost story in this house is haunted and the Guardian also described d'you recent book a ladder in the sky as deliciously dark so part of my rimet tonight is to find out how much fun and I'm assuming you did have some fun creating the charismatic fiercely machiavellian devastatingly handsome psychopath Morris Swift well it's not about griffey of sorts it was it was a lot of fun to write it wasn't a lot of fun to experience in real life which was where the story came from in the first place AH started about I guess it started about seven years ago really this novel one way or another with a chap that I met at a event in Dublin Trinity College and who seems like very nice fellow and came up to me one evening and said he wanted we hope to be a writer and he was a fan of my books and he said all the right things basically to flatter me and we ended up forming over over a number of years that started to become I felt somewhat wasn't really built in the way that a friendship should I built a thick from both sides I don't think I was completely innocent in the in the in the affair so to speak and was a person who who desperately wanted to be writer and had talent actually but I started to realize that most of our relationship was built around me reducing him to people or finding ways to get him grants or basically kind of giving a leg up into the industry and it kind of came to a head when evening when he said to me he was going over to London to meet he in fact did get one book published and he was going over to London to meet is that her and I was at the point where I was feeding little bit suspicious of everything that had been going on for a couple of years and I just had to him as people do you know where are you staying even and he said what I'm staying with going to stay with my editor and I've never heard of such a thing you know I've been I've had the same editor for twenty years and he's never invited you to his house for dinner but I haven't Staden guest room and said that strangers have you know not staying hotel and he said no if I figure if I stay with my editor and I get really good friends with her are particularly good friends with our children then I'll never get dropped and in that moment I just went lots of people you telling me for a while this was quite a manipulative person and that moment to the penny dropped and anyways could long story short eventually led me cognitive Morris in this book where I was always a big fan of the talented Mr Ripley books those five books by Patricia Highsmith and I had this idea of ended do kind of Ripley but in writing a young man who has talent he's not absolutely not on talented but in this case in the case of the character in the book has no imagination mm-hmm so he can't come up with his own stories so his idea is to attach himself to more powerful people or to find people to steal stories from in order to to build his career because the only important thing too is it's not just being a writer it's being a famous writer that's what matters to him so it was different books I've written before and I think usually I sometimes think that books are written almost in in response to the previous when you don't want to repeat yourself you try something different and and so I just started off with this guy I thought I wonder how bad I can make you wonder how malevolence I can make them and still keep the reader on his if not on his side one I'm to do more and more bad things when you read the Ripley books you don't really want to get cars because he wants it you don't you don't approve of the things he does but but you do want to see how much worse he can get you know when you read it Hannibal Lecter you one and eating people don't want it to be legend Terry although Hannah's Ivan narrow vegetarian the whole novel just blown them so I wanted to see how far I could take him and still keep the reader on his side least not want the lead reader Dec- view crushed by piano falling out of the sky or something yeah speaking of the Ripley character because about the same time that the book came out there was a big scandal about the crime writer Ha thin had sort of invented lots of things about his his life and your ever asked what was it him I was asked by lots of people but I had never heard of Jay in until a multitude before that scandal happened and the book was already out six months so no it wasn't him but at all but I think people felt it was based on them but the timeline just doesn't make sense right person that was based on was sorry I even go to ask because I don't get an answer so writers writing about other writers an for a long time it seemed like that was a big no no what and changed it is something that the path publishing people have said you know that people don't want to read about writer is but I haven't really written about writers in all the seventeen books if you combine the two so I think it's not unreasonable that I would eventually and I don't think it's even though this book has sat in the publishing industry it's not just about publishing a book about ambition and what we will do to achieve our goals in life and how far we will go and I think it applies probably to do any industry but in terms of writers writing about writing I guess over twenty years I you know I've seen a lot of a lot of people have been a lot of festivals and there's a lot of stories that everybody who's lived any kind of life on your own in your own jobs you you have stories from from it so I tried to get as many of those in as possible just all the all the weird things that happen say if you've got like two or three riders sitting backstage and then the moderator comes in beforehand and says who wants to read first and then everybody looks at each other and goes well who's The star it's all those little moments and the people who will jump in those or there's just there's lots of little fun moments in it I think and I did have fun you know it's not trying to bite the hand feeds me it's it's a loving satire I think because actually I think the publishing industry is is is very honorable and it's full of amazing people but you can have a little bit of fun with it Yeah I mean you mentioned that it was a novel of ambition and we'll get to that later but I was quite interested in 'em you're probably familiar with the writer Joseph Campbell who rose the hero of thousand faces and he argued most popular stories even over thousands of years across cultures chaired a specific formula at the heart of this of your novel at least as I aren't aren't all writers magpies and as such is mar so bad really well I mean the there is I don't really believe in the idea that there are only sort of the seven plots you know that you can only those people are always repeating them everybody who writes novel is coming to it with their own ideas their own inventions their own characters and even if they pick up on themes from other books it's it's still still your own things so I've never really bought that I read a lot on show you all read a lot you know every book I read is is new and different and I was just reading a review if based on I think and so in that way people sometimes take ideas and update them or find new way to tell them yeah reinterpret them and I don't think there's anything wrong with that in terms of delivery ownership literally ownership is really at the center of this in terms of who owns stories if we're sitting backstage and you tell me something that happened to you today but you haven't written down do I have the right to take if it's something amazing that happens something really interesting do I have the right to write that down and it's there's no there's no yes or no answer to that you know I I kind of think of is that if a family member or close friend told me something very personal that was happening to them then I would think that's me being told as as a friend a family member so that's kind of off limits don't several times in the book Morris is asked is challenged by people on his actions on the things that he does he puts up a pretty good defense for himself and that's me as the writer trying to take his part really and say well what is wrong with that really you know in the first the First Section of the book really is is a little bit based on.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

12:42 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"With part of the generation that grew up with girls can do anything I was a mess spice girls fan is a small child and I did feel like I could grow up to do anything and arguably I- I have I've been very lucky to have lots of opportunities and so I have kind of grown ups do anything I've kind of realized didn't introduce is actually so excited by this then I wanted to lose right Oh dear so welcome novel laying welcome Clementine Time Forward End Clinton as a broadcaster in public speaker and a writer and Lizzy is a singer a journalist and a writer so welcome today and the banks the F. Word by Lizzie and fight like a girl by Clementine so back to our Christian goes could do anything but we still in the same place yep I think we're not in the same that we were before girls do anything you know I think that's a big shift but I think maybe it's now moved from goes can do anything to actually trying to tear down the structures that that whole girls back because that girls can do any thing mantra was kind of putting that on the girls individually you know your individual responsibility to get out there and fight the good fight and all that and I think now we've realized actually that there are a lot of structures that that hold girls back from from doing what they want to and from reaching the F. O. Potential and not just I think it's important to take that further not just kind of girls as a hodgepodge grove but particularly girls of color and algae bt girls and non Binary Ryan so there are so many structures now that I think we are looking at whereas before we were saying obvious reason why they can't do anything to see confidence John Thank you and I just wanted to start by thanks so much for having me here it's great to be here sorry about all the Palaver I'd also like to pay my respects to the Manoa of poverty I think I said that correctly I'm sorry if I didn't I apologize and thank you for having me I think that one of the problems has been that the second goals have always been able to do everything and and in fact goals and women have carried the weight of the world on their shoulder is one of the things that infuriates me particularly now that I'm a mother myself and of course like you never know until you become one is just how if you look at the human race is a species whose intent on survival than you need whether or not you want to become a parent yourself really need reproduction of the species and it has been largely overwhelmingly women who have performed that Labor done all of the Labor that's required in the late birth and after birth and in child rearing etc and yet you still hear people saying things like Oh women invented nothing women can't do anything women awake the idea that somehow how everything that women's across all sorts of different backgrounds have had to endure throughout history and people talk about us as being weak is I think one of the the greatest insults so when people say things like girls can do anything but it's just that we don't try hard enough it's obviously like a it's very convenient way to ignore the multitude of structural barriers that all of us and certainly oppress lots of us in ever deeper ways depending on where those structural barriers coming from and also has a problem with the nineteen seventies in the minds of people now who think all of that don young people right to me all the time young men especially who just hate feminism and pull this trick where they try to pretend that they are interested in they're invested in women's rights but it's all been sorted out now so what you're doing of course is advocating for superiority which is what every opponent to any kind of equality in has ever said at any point in history was all been sorted out and now you're just pushing for more with they can point to the legislative changes of the nineteen seventies and say well you've got all of the rights that you need now what what name one right that men have women join have I mean the right to control her reproductive healthcare is a good one but I think that people make the mistake of thinking that legislation like legislative change is the same as social change and that the to necessarily always go hand in hand where social change and the move like that really sometimes social changes much further ahead than legislative change sometimes legislative changes much further ahead than social change so I think that it's it's really about like breaking down people's willful opposition to reality but also I guess like recognize housing that yes goals and women can do anything but what we can only move so far if the race is set against us in the replace Cinderella Joan can be the greatest politician in the world and she is actually just as a side Elliott just conducted a poll on trust and politician was and just into one here it's like when people about the meritocracy and they say oh well if it's just that we're not trying hard enough it's all about merit as if somehow like just classically parliaments all over the world in western societies just stacked to the brim with incredibly mediocre middle aged white men that this is a matter of merit because because men particularly Jio Committal Age Whiteman never have to prove their merit to anyone they never have to justify anything or who they've made a deal with or who they've gone to boarding school with or who they were friends with I uni anyway that's my long winded answer I'll take you and so we're interested in structural change I guess another thing that's changed significantly for generation today is the online world didn't exist in the nineteen seventies right about that and it's positive it's negative so would you like to say something about how it can it positively absolutely yeah I can and very early on I created a campaign in two thousand fifteen called my buddy my terms had no idea that it was going to it did and that was an example I think of of social media being us really positive means and then went on to make real six talk which is a web series around six rowdy education for young people presented by people like Guy Williams who kids think is hilarious so you know I think that social media is a main distribution for really great messages and as a means of two way communication win people really seeking meaningful communication from people that they otherwise wouldn't be able to reach I think that it can be incredibly positive I think it can also be really really positive example Clementine and I admit on twitter so it actually connects particularly feminists right around the world really Ah let's say you just become so connected with this amazing kind of international army of kick ass women so in those ways it can be really positive I know it can also be really really shit yeah I mean I think they can be and I listen I had coffee before the session today and we were talking about how great personally grateful we wear that we didn't have social media when we were in school because I think the ways that social media can be used to believe methods that high school is us against each other because they try and use it yeah steroid message therapy yeah I actually read where they just like shit talking you for however many hundreds of messages and of course as adults we like what to go do something because most of it's just nonsense but then I think if I were fourteen or fifteen year old girl Oh and I was being picked on at school at least when I was fourteen fifteen year old girl being picked on at school I could go home at the end of the day and just listen to my music we'll take cassette player are and shut it off but now you don't have that option to be able to escape from it and I think that that's really frightening which is why it's so important to like comprehensively talk to children about empathy and kindness and respect and how to navigate these because on the other hand social media can be such a force for good and you know you look at someone like Greta who is leading a climate change revolution around the world and she's sixteen years old is using social media to do that or you know the fact that like not just women but other marginalized groups can connect each other and they can by pass out of the traditional gatekeepers that have prevented them from being able to organize together and they can really build incredibly world changing movement like the black box matter moved and has been extraordinarily supported by Social Media you know the opposition to the Dakota pipeline was that was organized online the Arab Spring and I think that when you look at it like that and you can see it the potential that it has to actually create social change I mean hell look even men's rights organizes can connect online these days you really organized anything to well they dated a woman for that Mitch and in your book the Canadian don't be that guy so it seems to have had some success I'd like to know more about it yeah with an anti sexual harassment campaign that Canada Canada's done a lot of good social campaigns around this sort of issue and they don't be that guy campaign a few years ago whereas basically poster campaign I think they had social media aspects to it as well all depicted men either sexually harassing women more benignly sexually them just like ignoring it when their friends did it and the message was don't be that guy and it it really did have account remember statistics off the top of my head Hussein they abuse statistics team yeah they they dropped significantly yeah and again Louisiana we're talking in the car on the way here about those situations way you've kind of dealt with what we've personally experienced sexual harassment and there's been other men around kind of just looked away they've ignored it and it sets on percent of men are good men and they would never ever do anything to hurt a woman and firstly that statistics bullshit because it's never been tested but also it's just like demonstrably not true the men who turn away from it might not be doing the harassing themselves might be groping a woman but the moment that they like oh no problem and also because I live in Patriarchy Patriarchy pits me a man against other men I recognized there's a threat here for me to speak up against this man so I will absolve myself from having to be involved and this is what feminism is trying to change this is too hard to say either minist- you both talk about this I think in you yeah I'm books I mean I've I've actually I wrote a chapter about all the am the other labels people get themselves in the linguistic gymnastics they perform like humanist guys hold movement called humanism that means something I mean I think that partly it's because feminism as a as a label has been dragged through the mud but I don't think that's accidental you know I think feminism has been gene is profoundly threatening movement.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

10:20 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"Needing writers and readers festival the two thousand and nine thousand nine hundred were recording that you're about to hear was brought to you with funding from the Dunedin UNESCO city of literature name is Shawn let to MCI and I am beyond thrilled to your tour guide this afternoon as we navigate our way through the mothering journeys and observations of this impressive lineup of accomplished why he Kinney it is no news to any woman that wearing many hats and day to day lives sometimes changing the multiple times in a few minutes is path for loss but there is a special kind of poetry that comes with wearing the mothering head that is so hard to encapsulate and he is so universal that Unified us in a way little else Ken although it doesn't always feel unifying it is so easy to feel intimidated and overwhelmed and by the seemingly endless demands of motherhood especially in the face of the large amount photo shopped INSTA- perfect body shaming patriarchal that we are constantly learn how to cut your kids carrot sticks into the shape of an endangered white rhino why uh-huh retaining your pre baby body and getting it back so you too can be beach ready how many ways have you missed your kid then missive parenting mistakes that have now Scott your children for life thinking about having children will make you feel wrong either way so let's just get it all out on the table these five women are all managing to do amazing things in the world and the kind of things that make the rest of us wonder what we're doing without time the kind of things that if we just read their professional Baya's which I will kindly put you through this afternoon would probably make you question why you felt like getting your children's longtime every morning this week was worthy of any sort of recognition just for the record I have never managed to get my children to school on time for every morning of a holy so if you are doing that I owe your block of whittaker's chocolate for being so amazing and my point is these ladies seemed to be nailing it motherhood Korea's creative outlet and success but but but in my experience motherhood is the great equalizer even Michelle Obama has cleaned shit out of her carpet she might not have written about that coming but you can be that it happened so I encourage you to use this hour to appreciate and feel part of the sisterhood it doesn't matter if you're the Prime Minister or my net Nanna if you've parented thirteen foster children or you're about to celebrate your child's first birthday if you arrange the village in some more I have always lived in a bustling city center mothering something that binds us all at some level even if it is to rebel against it in case missed the point of this afternoon's talk these excellent people were asked to write a letter to motherhood we thought it would be if we heard from guests in order of their current stage on weathering journeys so first of all I'd like to introduce Louise Wallis Louise lives in Dunedin and mother to an eight month old she is the thirty three collections of poetry published by Victoria University press the most recent being bad things she was the Robert Burns fellow at University of in two thousand nine hundred fifteen and she is the founder and editor of styling and online journal publishing the work of New Zealand writers under the age of Twenty Five Louise Wallace so thank you so much for having me it's really exciting to be here with these amazing woman and happy Mother's Day to all lose we made it out of the house we wearing clothes for me this is a great victory so I have an eight month old Ethan and he is wonderful and I do wonder whether I leave a sleep through the night again but at the same time I feel like tomorrow I'm GonNa wake up and he's going to be eighteen so it's kind of all of those feelings once I realized we as leaders to motherhood but they invited me a poet in poets don't follow rules or instructions so I have written some poems did and I'm going to start with the first it's kind of a standalone poem and this is in response to at the first few months of motherhood I feel like I mildly have my shit together Bob and those first few months definitely not and I found it interesting that people were still asking me to do things and my journal thinking was kind of like it's four o'clock I'm still in my pajamas my boobs feel like burst into flames bone tenuously so no I can't do that for you but stated I wrote this poem so this cold towel me because I want to show my son which is gonNa make sense by the time we get to the end so tell me as I want to show my son normally I'd love to but Gaga which is the sound I make to locate my baby when he's not happy having his nappy changed his mouth wiped his pants on his pants off and also your K- Bubba it's okay which is the thing you're not supposed to say because it does not acknowledged the feelings but comes instinctively from my mouth along with Mama loves you softly through tears on the midnight side of along Grizzly okay and finally hippos his favorite book which must always be an exact tone and did I mention already that normally I'd love to win really I mean I'm fucking busy okay I'm out pushing the pram around these same repeating streets thinking how can I find the new me how can I find the old me in this foreign body so I'm going to read a few poems next from a series I have been working on because my baby will only nap on me not in his call we bought that is right next to him so I do that in the bid laptop next to me and type one handed so I've got a series that I've been working on that actually works quite well one hand typing which is called like hat and it's about pregnancy and motherhood because I I don't know how I got signed up for these things but I got emails from huggies the name the NEPI company okay you WanNa wake while you're pregnant that is like here's what you're feeling this week about your pregnancy and often like really neff and Ed funny and so what I've done is taken lines and woods from those emails and feed them through a ticks manipulation it and they come out very differently and then I kind of shape them into a poem and go from there so that's quite a good project for me because it works really bite sized chunks so hopefully at the end up with forty poems and yes they do sound quite unusual because of the construction sometimes doc will finally am hoping they kind of capture that feeling of like the kind of myriad of feelings that you have as a mother Nachos like motherhood all those other feelings to yes so this first one is the word trying comes up a lot in the in the first now so I decided to exaggerate that because when you are trying to get pregnant can be like all consuming thinking about that so this is called aim for a health Z. life the first trying where all begins trying oh that trying even a trying trying ignore early trying trying and trying keep complex trying trying trying trying and while the trying may seem to not be trying to trying you have started may have moved without trying trying around trying and you never know exactly win trying also there is a small circle of trying trying generally to survive for longer but only the most Oh ball of trying find they're trying up trying trying this trying and trying and trying of trying so just keep reading this days and yet you're you're allowed to smile and laugh at things I feel like I say poetry people get serious I'm listening to poetry face on but can make whatever facial expressions you want to so this is cold Leica hat foaming channels like a tube like a hot primitive like a tadpole like a nail hid or an orange seed it is a chance no greater than one percent it is a personal decision it is a risky time for relationship you have a partner who does not yet know how the world works to whom it has not yet obvious that it has begun you find yourself fronting all the news and it's a fix your disappointment your delight the guilt of every woman who worry joy her excitement who meltdowns and it looks as though you're lying on your stomach I you lying on your stomach you may have a heavy sensation feel more full more physically ill heavy speak did you can do enough enough to prevent someone else's body odor the fumes of a car food perfume your nostrils a powerful as more down to need or are you feeling heeded last week is very similar to this week in how you may be feeling you worry don't worry you don't look any different. It's affiliate classics in sation symptoms officially known encountered by the morning calculators online it's the best time for your imagination to wonder when you.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"Take our FM Dunedin with you wherever you with costs and live streaming of creamer look content download the access Internet radio APP for free from Google play and the apple APP store this program Was this broadcast on earth in Dunedin and made with the assistance of New Zealand on here about to hear was brought to you with funding from Copyright Licensing New Zealand grant and with the support of Orient team the station Murdo with mcilvanney feature Bring Liam mcilvanney was cheered by Steve Corneas enjoy Heller Body Thank you for that warm welcome and thanks for coming to the session of the other Dunedin Writers Fistful My name is Steve Rojnica some with Liam mcilvanney and Liam will be available to sign copies of his latest X. island crime novel outside at Ub Store just outside the auditorium. I just normal cursory remind if you could please tune off your cell phones that would be great well it's my pleasure to sit with Liam for this next hour and talk about death and tear and violent I heard Liam is the professor of Scottish studies at the University of Otago his latest book quaker is itself exhibit of Scottish studies his crime novelists seat in Glasgow in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine this was a crucial year and the city's history Glasgow had been known informed Arcadian tombs as the dear green place but not so in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine eight.

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"dunedin" Discussed on Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019

"Take our FM with you wherever you with costs and live streaming of creamer look content download the access Internet radio APP for free from Google play and the Apple APP store this Program Was this broadcast on earth in Dunedin and made with the assistance of New Zealand on here you're bound to hear was brought to you with funding from copyright licence in New Zealand grant and with the support of Orient them this season given bishop was cheered by David Elliott and supported by extra enjoy cultural my name is David and I'm going to read this has been really in the morning so that's a writer illustrator working and Living Food Sharma's it's my privilege to welcome you all here today for conversation with the Bishop discussion about his writing illustration that I'm sure we'll be enlightening to us all and looking forward to and I hope you are too the first bit of housekeeping I'd like to thank extra who don't appear to be they are down the bottom for sponsoring given today so now again I'm sure you're very familiar with with governess about I thought we should just go over to a little bit he's resin and waited more than sixty books and among his achievements the Margaret Mahy would for services to children's that churn two thousand an honorary doctorate from Canterbury University.

Denise, Denisa Wtn And Tabet And Plateau discussed on Nature Podcast

Nature Podcast

02:26 min | 1 year ago

Denise, Denisa Wtn And Tabet And Plateau discussed on Nature Podcast

"Gonna be talking about Denisa vans. This mysterious ancient hormone in group. What's been going on? Yes. Since they were discovered a decade ago. Research has been looking for more remains of these Denisovans than so far. They've only found them in this one cave in Siberia. And finally, they found this new jewel bone from Tabet, which seems to be Dunedin ROY walk. Can you tell me about the Denise then sort of in general, but we don't have much about them? They're very mysterious group of kind of extinct hominids, but we know that modern humans in places like Asia. Shania have some Denise of DNA in the genome. And so for a while now research is expected that these Denisa wtn's lived kind of far beyond this one cave in Siberia, where they've found on this point is evidence of that. So this is this is to bed, which is thousands of miles away from the original cave. Yeah. That's right. And you know, people have thought maybe China would be the place to find these other Denisov and Fussell's and out there. Right. But interestingly, it was a very unusual. Okay. Occasion on the Tabet and plateau over three thousand meters above sea level. So that's that's really high for HAMAs group to be living in. How do we know that this is a Denise, Yvonne, and not maybe a Neanderthal that that's one of the most interesting things about the study. So previously people have identified Denisa than remains by looking at ancient DNA that has remained in the Fussell's. This fossil didn't have any researchers couldn't extract DNA from it. So instead they looked to the ancient proteins that were harbored within the fossil. And this is the first time that people have identified and extinct common solely on the. Basis of the proteins remain in the only previous news at we talked about the potential of using proteins to try classified sort of engine hominem species. But it sounds like that it's been done then in this case, and what what sort of proteins with the research is looking at in this case, the researchers were specifically looking at collagen proteins from the teeth of specimen so collagen protein make up the structure of the teeth. But the study suggests that maybe ancient protein analysis could be used for other similar specimens in the future. In other cases, where researchers are unable to extract DNA, maybe they'll still be some protein surviving, and maybe they could use that to place again places specimen into an evolutionary tree like this. And that could be particularly useful for older specimens where there might still be proteins, even though the DNA is degraded or specimens have been uncovered in warmer climates like southeast Asia, for example, because those climates DNA degrades relatively quickly. But again proteins might stand more of a chance of surviving.

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One Hundred Degrees, Twenty Four Foot and Fifteen Foot discussed on Ron St. Pierre

Ron St. Pierre

03:33 min | 2 years ago

One Hundred Degrees, Twenty Four Foot and Fifteen Foot discussed on Ron St. Pierre

"Health to contraception insurance coverage to the potential altering of boundaries within the i ninety five redevelopment district raimondo's aides say the legislature has shipped over to her all the bills passed this year she is now done signing vetoing or allowing them to become law without his signature while one single day governor pens one hundred eighty three bills into law of course she doesn't have any veto power because well because the state lawmakers won't let us vote on it no they certainly don't want it and they won't even let us they won't even put it on a referendum unfortunately so the heat continues in fact three people in the northeastern dead from this heat wave one woman who was gardening and pennsylvania like that can't wait an elderly man in new york city and a thirty year old man in wilmington new york of all died due to the hot temperatures couple of deaths in kansas city also being looked at in texas three people attending a holiday event were taken to the hospital to one hundred and three million americans are stuck in this thing from the midwest west to the northeast and south all under heat alert not only heat index is hitting triple digits but in some spots the temperatures are actually gonna rise to one hundred degrees to whether it's not supposed to start breaking as we sit until tomorrow so remember stay indoors as much as you possibly can find a cool place go to the movies go to the mall library stay hydrated and make sure you check in on your vulnerable neighbors and family especially elderly neighbors and the young ones because they are the most prone to some heat damage so just take it easy take a slow if you don't have to do anything don't do it people heading to the beach to escape the heat that's for sure michaela mcdonald from eyewitness news following them from near alpha warrick cranston and far linden her long island new york great sir you up your vacationing dozens flock to oakland beach in warwick to cool off this independence day enjoy the warm weather and the sun and get some pulling off what is beautiful nice and warm already pretty hot out to the beach now go home to get ready for the wedding it's been amazing so far some refreshed with new england frozen lemonade i got my laminate i'm all set others had their heart set on the doe boys boy boy i loved boys in chowder house tells us that july third and fourth are two of the busiest days of the year for them last night they even extended their hours for fireworks at the beach rhode island department of health had actually closed oakland beach swimming due to hide bacteria levels previously but that had reopened just in time for the fourth of july holiday nine minutes after seven o'clock i dunno hot doboy the day like yesterday you know i listen i guess this tradition i couldn't do it dunedin naylor in the providence journal says five children and three adults were rescued wednesday afternoon from an overloaded fifteen foot boston whaler that was swamped by a wave and the breezeway near george's of galilee salty brine state beach out there narragansett harbourmaster kevin connor said that he saw the small craft and he came in behind one of the block island ferries saying that it looked to me like a grossly overloaded boat and i knew it was just a a recipe for disaster he said on wednesday night so he activated the blue lights on his twenty four foot police boat and made a beeline for that wailer you said they took a swell right over the bow he said washed a couple of kids from.

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Putin denies Russia responsible for MH17 downing

Global News Podcast

02:03 min | 2 years ago

Putin denies Russia responsible for MH17 downing

"Gatien dozens have come forward publicly to accuse him of sexual assault some even including rape and the states back over four years fieger outside that police station and later harvey weinstein left the police station in handcuffs flanked by two police officers on his way to court the netherlands and australia have announced that they are formally holding russia responsible for its role in shooting down the malaysia airlines flight m h seventeen over ukraine in july twenty fourteen all two hundred ninety eight people on board the plane were killed on thursday the dutch lead investigation team named the russian army unit that supplied the missile russia has denied involvement today the dutch foreign minister steph block had this to say initial if your conclusions which could joint investigation team to council of ministers discussed to findings of the joint investigation presented yesterday and made an important decision the netherlands hold russia legally responsible for the downing of flight i made seventeen this is a joint decision might dunedin's and ustralia country which is like us many victims on boards made seventeen our governments of informed russia of our decision by a diplomatic channels well to the bbc's anna hologhan in the netherlands so eight very significant announcement nearly four years after the crash usually significant but to be honest they didn't really have much choice off to the dumbing conclusions published yesterday by the joint investigation teams that you heard there steph block saying that disaster caused irreparable suffering an based on those conclusions that we heard yesterday that the missile was supplied from russia it was a a missile rocket that had been made in moscow in nineteen eightysix they have the markings they have the social media material and they believe beyond any doubt that this had been fired by the fifty third brigade.

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