fiona farrell
Related Experience

Fiona has taught, been engaged in committee work, and appeared at festivals throughout New Zealand as well as Edinburgh and Vancouver. She has toured New Zealand extensively as part of the 'WOW - Words on Wheels' programme run by the New Zealand Book Council.

Literature Committee Advisor, Creative New Zealand. 1999-2001

South Island Vice-president of PEN New Zealand, 1993-1994

Tutor for the New Zealand Book Council at Christchurch Women's Prison, 1994/1996

Participant in Words on Wheels Tour, 1993/1997/2003/2006

Script writer:  Whitebait Productions, TVNZ. 1999

Writing Tutor: Christchurch Arts Centre: 2000/2001/2002/2003. Christchurch Polytechnic, 1996-1998. Picton Sounds Spring School, 1996. Nelson Arts School, 1996. South Canterbury Writers Assoc. School, 2000. Otago University Summer School, 1994/1996/2000. Akaroa Spring School, 1993. Tai Poutini Polytechnic 1997. Golden Bay Community Arts Council, 1993/1996. Canterbury University Extension and Summer Schools, 1993/1994/1995/1999/2003.


Edinburgh International Writers Festival. 2006

Vancouver International Writers Festival 2006

International Festival of the Arts, Wellington. 2000/2008.

Books and Beyond Festival, Christchurch 1998/1999/2000/2001/2004/2005.

Wordstruck, Dunedin. 1994/1996/2003.

Auckland Writers Festival. 2004/2007/2008

Listener Women’s Book Festival 1989/1992/1996/1998

Poems on the Vine (Gladstone Winery, Wairarapa) 2001.

Southern Lights Poetry Tour, 2001

Book Council Poets’ Tour (West Coast) 2001.

WOW Tours –1999/2000/2003/2005.

Going West Festival, Auckland 2004.

Book Council Tour (Otago/Southland) 2005.    

One of the most enjoyable sessions of the 2007 festival was
'Books left on buses - books authors are ashamed to have read'.
Fiona's opening contribution is on 'Youtube' in this link.