Little Shadow parenting workshop | 20 March, 2021 Buy tickets here
Little Shadow presents a one-day parenting and wellbeing workshop, kindly subsidised by our wonderful friends at the CAANZ Wellington Women Accountants Special Interest Group, Emily Writes and the Olivia Faulkner Birthday Fundraiser, in memory of Kristin.
We provide a light catered morning tea for the adults generously sponsored by Mojo Coffee and New World Newlands!
Kids and babies – BYO kai, please! We have childcare available on-site from 11:00am-1:30pm and children are welcome to join us in the session from 9:30am – 11:00am.
Wellington Pride Queer Parenting event |27 March, 2021 |12-noon Michael Fowler Centre |FREE!
How do we support our queer children? How do we create community as queer parents?
What are we doing to ensure as parents we are raising our children according to their need? How do we celebrate queerness with our children?
Join us for a panel discussion on how we can be the parents we may have needed and the parents our children need.
In conversation with Emily Writes | April 12 | Petridish | Ticketed
Emily Writes is a mother of two and the best-selling author of Rants in the Dark: From one Tired Mama to Another and Is It Bedtime Yet. The theatre version of Rants in the Dark is also part of the Dunedin Arts Festival. She’s an advocate, activist and volunteer and has a popular newsletter Emily Writes Weekly. Emily will be in conversation with fellow parent Aaron Hawkins, Mayor of Dunedin.
In Other Words | Wanaka Festival of Colour | April 14, 2021| 12 Noon| Pacific Crystal Palace | Ticketed
Two women writers – Selina Tusitala Marsh and Emily Writes – talk about the barriers and the opportunities for other voices in a writing tradition which has been so mightily patriarchal and European.
Rants in the Dark: The Play | Wanaka Festival of Colour | April 15, 2021 | 7pm | Lake Wanaka Centre | Ticketed
Wellington blogger Emily Writes’ best-selling book takes to the stage. Her heartfelt and hilarious writing explores her parenting experience, offering comfort and connection to other exhausted parents all over the world. Honest, authentic and laugh-out-loud funny, the play is full of the things that every parent thinks at 4 o’clock in the morning, but would rarely be brave enough to say out loud.
Rants in the Dark: The Play | Dunedin Arts Festival | April 17, 2021 | 7pm | Regent Theatre Ticketed
Emily Writes’ best-selling book Rants in the Dark has been adapted into a hilarious and heartfelt play that delights with its insight into parenting in the 21st century.
Want me to speak at your event?
If you want me to come to your thing and speak at your thing I can totally do that and be potentially more eloquent than I am here but no promises. Email me at emilywritesnz @ gmail.com
Here’s some things people have said about me after I came to their thing and spoke at their thing.
“Emily spoke about reaching vulnerable communities in a way that was really accessible. I feel like I can do my job better now – communicating science and health in a way that will actually matter and change things”
“I cried and I laughed so hard I farted”
“Funny and heartbreaking – I haven’t laughed and cries so much in one evening”
“Emily has a way of making you feel like she’s the only one you’re talking to. I saw her at the Opera House and it made me feel like it was the most fun therapy session I’d ever been to. I felt inspired and invigorated but most of all I felt like I mattered as a mum”
If you want to buy Rants in the Dark you can buy it at all good bookstores. Keep a local bookstore going by buying it there – try Time Out in Mt Eden, Ekor Bookshop & Cafe or Unity Books in Wellington or Scorpio Books in Christchurch. If you can’t get to a bookstore – order it online with free international shipping here. Yes, that’s really free ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD you don’t have to be in New Zealand to buy this book! Or you can buy it here, here, here, or here. Or you can get it as an E-book through Apple, Amazon Kindle or Kobo.