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10 November | An evening with Emily Writes for the Northcote Toy Library | Sold out

The Northcote Toy Library annual fundraiser this year is super exciting! Sponsored by Make Insure, join us for an entertaining evening with Emily Writes! We will have a book reading, some Q&A and have some great prizes up for grabs! Tickets $30, which include a drink on arrival, and can be purchased from the Library or by emailing northcotetoylibrary@gmail.com or phoning Megan on 0273708196.

11 November | 2pm | Auckland Perinatal High Tea & Auction | Wintergarden Pavillion | Ticketed

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa invite you to a High Tea and Depressed Cake Auction with Emily Writes and Maria Foy sharing their experiences with Perinatal Depression and hosted by Jude Dobson. Perinatal depression affects families, workplaces and the whole community. This event reinforces the vital messages that “it’s okay to talk about it” and early intervention leads to a faster recovery. Enjoy a delightful fundraising afternoon with friends, treat yourself to a high tea with champagne or kombucha on arrival with raffles and auctions on the day.

12 November | 11am | The Whole Intimate Mess – A Rant | LitCrawl | City Gallery | Ticketed

Holly Walker, author of The Whole Intimate Mess (BWB Texts) about her time as both Green Party MP and new mum, talks with Emily Writes, author of Rants in the Dark: From One Tired Mama to Another, about the pitfalls and prejudices that make life that much harder for mamas in the 21st century.

12 November | 2pm | Wellington Perinatal High Tea & Auction | James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor | Ticketed

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa invite you to a High Tea and Depressed Cake Auction with Emily Writes and Maria Foy sharing their experiences with Perinatal Depression and hosted by Jude Dobson. Perinatal depression affects families, workplaces and the whole community. This event reinforces the vital messages that “it’s okay to talk about it” and early intervention leads to a faster recovery. Enjoy a delightful fundraising afternoon with friends, treat yourself to a high tea with champagne or kombucha on arrival with raffles and auctions on the day.

29 November | 10am – 12-midday | PND Wellington end of year celebration | Johnsonville Plunket | Free but registration needed

Emily Writes will speak about her parenting experience for PND Wellington. Morning tea provided.

Past events

13 October | 7pm | The Spinoff Parents First Birthday Party Wine Mum Extravaganza | Fringe Bar | Ticketed

The Spinoff Parents is turning one! We want to celebrate this and get everyone together for another Wine Mum Night since the last one was so much fun. This time every cent raised will go to Evolve Youth Services. They do amazing work with young people including running a fantastic young parents group and supporting young people who are homeless and struggling.

Come along and have a wine – We will have a raffle – Hopefully I’ll be able to get something as awesome as a vasectomy. We will see! Every entry gets a ticket to the raffle. Sliding scale $10-$20. Tickets sold out really fast last time so get in quick! Tickets here.

15 October | 4pm | You and Your Child Expo | Westpac Trust Stadium | Ticketed

You and Your Child brings a fun-filled day for parents and children to spend together at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. This brings well known speakers including popular blogger Emily Writes, Pio Terei and Jenny Hale from The Parenting Place, Kate Meads on Waste free parenting, the informative Brainwave Trust Aotearoa and more. An additional $5.00 fee will apply.

Parents and children will have opportunities to play and explore the many experiences on offer. These include sensory areas for babies, Children’s Theatre with Capital E, Crafts, Lego, Storytelling, the Kidsmart Massive Box city and Goodtime Music Academy. There will also be a range of companies and sponsors exhibiting their products and services from childcare to pre-schools; nutrition, clothing and activities.

21 October | 11am | Rants in the Dark | Page and Blackmores Readers and Writers Programme Nelson Arts Festival | Granary Festival Café | Ticketed

Wellington mother, writer and The Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes has struck a chord with her raw, honest and funny look at parenting. With a huge following on social media and in print, Emily regularly faces down online trolls and “well-meaning” finger-waggers, while still managing to advocate for tired mothers everywhere – mostly at 3am. Emily and Cindy Batt discuss her sudden life turn, what parents need, and the privileges and perils of writing on the internet. Read the programme here.

22 October | 10.30am | Being a woman in the age of Trump | Page and Blackmores Readers and Writers Programme Nelson Arts Festival | Granary Festival Café | Ticketed

Last year, Donald Trump won the most powerful office in the world and has been busy dismantling the rights of women ever since. His appointment launched an outpouring of grief and anger, yet has also galvanised activists across the globe, with more women signing up for public office, and a worldwide protest five million strong. Journalist and editor Rebekah White, author and activist Emily Writes, and writers Laura Irish and Michelanne Forster discuss, with Nelson Museum CEO Lucinda Blackley-Jimson keeping order. Read the programme here.

11 July | Otorohanga Toy Library Fundraiser – SOLDOUT

Tickets: $20 for current Toy Library members (i.e. those who have paid their membership for the 2017/18 year) $25 non member.
Please note that the ticket price covers the cost of entry, one glass of wine, a shared desert platter. There will be a non alcoholic option for those non drinkers out there.

 

12 July | The Generosity Sessions | 6pm-8pm The BizDojo 115 Tory Street | Free but please RSVP

 

21 July | Wine Mum Night | Kindy fundraiser | SOLD OUT

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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”

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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.