Nicola Easthope (Pākehā, Tangata Tiriti) teaches English and psycholoy, and is the Enviroschools lead teacher at Kāpiti College. She has been involved in social justice and environmental activism since high school days, and worked for Greenpeace for several years in the 1990s. Nicola has two collections of poetry: 'Leaving My Arms Free to Fly Around You' (Steele Roberts, 2011), and 'Working the Tang' (The Cuba Press, 2018), and has had poems published in various anthologies around the world. Nicola was a guest of the Queensland Poetry Festival in 2012, the Tasmanian Poetry Festival in 2018, and has appeared at a couple of VERB/LitCrawl events in Pōneke. Last year, Nicola co-wrote the Kāpiti College production, Parihaka, with Paora Trim, which was performed over two sell-out seasons.
Discussion Panel: Writing the World (with Mary McCallum, Tim Jones, Elspeth Tilley and Renée)
Sunday 13 September, 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Be entertained by this panel of acclaimed authors as they robustly discuss how writing fiction or poetry can bring about social or political change and why a number of activists are now turning to these mediums.