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US Award Win For Groundbreaking Trilingual Kiwi Film

Friday, 8 March 2024, 11:24 am | KiwiWords

by Michael Botur A groundbreaking short film set in the colliding worlds of Indian sailors, British sealers and Māori mana whenua has picked up a major award at the Alameda International Film Festival in Oakland, California. ‘The Lascar’ - a ... More >>

Halloween Launch For New Northland Horror Book

Monday, 30 October 2023, 12:40 pm | KiwiWords

A new collection of highbrow horror launches in Whangārei on Halloween with an evening of storytelling at The Butter Factory pub. The book, Bloodalcohol , is written by award-winning Northland writer Michael Botur. The book is a collection of ten ... More >>

Horror Film Fest Success For Tauranga Movie-maker

Friday, 28 October 2022, 12:18 pm | KiwiWords

Rising Tauranga horror film director Gary Davies has topped a run of success for his short film Be Quiet , winning Best Horror Short Film at the Golden Lion International Film Festival in Kolkata, India - just in time for Halloween. On top of the win in ... More >>

Beastly Book Reading For Mahurangi Kids On January 29

Monday, 24 January 2022, 9:19 pm | KiwiWords

Author Michael Botur is bringing his children’s book My Animal Family to Mahurangi East Library on Saturday January 29, giving kids a chance to learn about zoology through rhyme as well as draw a fun animal poster with comic book artist Shane Evans. ... More >>

Children’s Book Launching With Bonus Animal Drawing Class

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 5:56 pm | KiwiWords

Local author Michael Botur is releasing a children’s book which is being launched with interactive drawing classes and book readings in Northland across summer, beginning Saturday December 11 in Whangarei. The book ‘My Animal Family’ teaches children ... More >>

Northland Writer Launches Poetry Album

Monday, 15 March 2021, 6:43 am | KiwiWords

Northland writer Michael Botur is launching his first recorded poetry album in his hometown of Whangarei on March 31. ‘Loudmouth’ collects 15 years of what Botur calls ‘Page and pub poetry’ - poems tested on audiences in Dunedin, Christchurch, ... More >>

Poetry Returns To Tauranga This Summer

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 6:02 am | KiwiWords

Performance poetry is returning to Tauranga this summer. Author and poet Michael Botur is bringing his performance poetry show ‘Loudmouth’ to two Tauranga venues, and Botur will also deliver two fiction writing workshops. The poetry shows take ... More >>

US Book Breakthrough For Kiwi Author

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 2:07 pm | KiwiWords

Northland writer Michael Botur has broken into the US publishing world with the launch of his sixth short story collection. Hell of a Thing, published by The Sager Group, is sixteen short stories covering conflicts and challenges in the lives of ... More >>

US Short Story award win for Northland author

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 9:15 am | KiwiWords

Whangarei writer Michael Botur has won first prize in Short Story Land’s largest contest, given out twice-yearly to entrants from around the world. More >>

100 NZ Stories, 100 Days - Author's short story campaign

Monday, 6 May 2019, 9:11 am | KiwiWords

Northland author Michael Botur has launched a programme of publishing short stories every day for the next 100 days on social media and is encouraging other Kiwi writers to do the same. More >>




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