Jess Holly Bates is a Pakeha artist, writer, performer and theatre maker based in Auckland, NZ. After completing her MA Thesis on critical whiteness and embodied colonialism, she ventured into creative practice. In 2014, Anahera Press published her acclaimed and searing work of poetic theatre Real Fake White Dirt, awarded Best Writing at NZ Fringe (2015), and performed from Edinburgh to Wellington. In 2013 she was awarded the Playmarket Best NZ Script for her short work Lucky C*ntry (Short and Sweet Festival). Her latest work, The Offensive Nipple Show, comes to the Sydney and Melbourne Fringe later this year.
Lunchtime Lit: What Right Do I Have
Thursday 23 June, 12:30pm
Writing Your Second Novel
Thursday 23 June, 6:30pm
Golden Ticket 2016
Golden Tickets are your passport to the whole festival and the best value way to get the most out of EWF - panels, performances, masterclasses and selected workshops.
The Early Words: Self Care for Writers
Tuesday 21 June, 8:30am
Closing Night Party hosted by Plaything Magazine
Friday 24 June, 8:30pm