TOP WRITERS RADIO SHOW
The Top Writers Radio Show goes out on Fresh FM. The first season in 2017 ran from April to June, and proved so successful that a second season is running from August to November.
The fortnightly programmes are first broadcast on Saturdays at 3 pm, and then repeated on Mondays at 11 am.
The programmes are presented by Gaelynne Pound. She interviews a local published writer, covering their influences, style, writing tips, future projects, and some music that has inspired or influenced them.
Each programme begins with a PEN section from Dana Wensley, the PEN (NZ) representative for freedom of speech, focusing on a different author or issue.
If you miss the shows when they are broadcast, you can listen to the podcasts, which are uploaded to this website a couple of days after the second broadcast (see below).
Listen here to the first season 2017 shows
Show Four: 20 May with Amy Hindley on her memoir Not a Leg to Stand On
Listen here to the 2016 shows
Forthcoming programmes in 2017
26 & 28 August: Fiona Summerfield
9 & 11 September: Paul Maunder
23 & 25 September: Emma Stevens
7 & 9 October; 21 & 23 October; 4 & 6 November - TBC
Fresh FM is a Community Access radio station which can be heard on 104.8 in Nelson-Tasman, 95.0 in Takaka and 88.9 in Blenheim. It also operates in he inner Nelson City area on 107.2.