Sunday, October 30, 2016

3D words exhibition

Many thanks to RAMP Gallery and Wendy Richdale for curating the 3D Words Exhibition that was launched on Friday in Hamilton. The interactive exhibition showcases works illustrating other aspects of some of the Three Words contributors' lives and is well worth a visit.

Works by Suzanne Claessen

Uterus courtesy of The Rabbid

Film installation by Olga Krause

3 Words co-editor Indira Neville 

3D Words curator Wendy Richdale

Doodles from meetings at The National Library by Indira Neville

Words by Katherine Mansfield, typeset by Sarah Laing

Works by Cecily, Rae Joyce

Works by The Rabbid

"Light Fingers" 1/2 by Adele Jackson

"Light Fingers" 2/2 by Adele Jackson

Demarnia performing in front of a video installation by Olga Krause


Three Words co-editor Rae Joyce (photo credit Leanne Radojkovich)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

woman's weekly review

Woman's Weekly gave Three Words a terrific review in their latest issue: "Humorous, thought-provoking and magical." Big thanks to them!

95bfm radio interview

Indira Neville and Rae Joyce were invited to 95bfm to talk about Three Words. You can listen to the podcast here.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

north & south: review

Many thanks to North & South for including Three Words in their latest issue: "It was an ambitious project; the result is a triumph" - buy the magazine to read the full review.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

pip adam reviews three words on radio new zealand

Pip Adam has given Three Words a great review on RNZ, in conversation with Jesse Mulligan. Listen here (about 5 min in).

wellington launch: three words

Many thanks to Meow for hosting the Wellington launch of Three Words on Saturday. Sarah and Indira gave great speeches along with Robyn Kenealy, Beatnik were there, too, and Rae signed lots of books and chatted to contributors.  Three Words is now officially launched!

three words at the women's bookshop

Many thanks to Tanya and Carole at The Women's Bookshop, Ponsonby, for hosting Three Words on White Night. They put on a lovely spread for customers who popped in to listen to Linda Lew and Raewyn Alexander, who read from the anthology, and The Rabbid was on hand to chat about all things Three Words. And I hear the books flew off the counter, too!

elizabeth heritage: the booksellers new zealand blog

Many thanks to Elizabeth Heritage for her review of the speeches at the Wellington launch of Three Words for The Booksellers New Zealand Blog.

beattie's book blog

Many thanks to Graham Beattie for giving Three Words a little mention on his blog.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

neal curtis reviews three words

We have our first review! Many thanks to Neal Curtis. It's a wonderful review which while giving a broad overview manages to interrogate the circumstances for the book's conception as well as predict its future:

"It is therefore an excellent book for teaching comics and for trying to get students to think about a range of theories that seek to define what comics are. What I’m saying is that this book shouldn’t be listed under gender, but comics."

Thanks, Neal!

auckland launch: three words

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Audio Foundation last night (Saturday) and made the Auckland launch of Three Words AMAZING.

Special thanks to Miriam Harris and Linda Lew for their tremendous opening speeches.

Huge thank yous to the performers: Andra, Raewyn Alexander, Rachel Shearer, Vila, Ducklingmonster, Jess Ica and Ary.

Ginormous thank yous to our Audio Foundation hosts Sam and Pat.

Mighty thanks to our publisher, Beatnik Press.

Thanks to all the book contributors who came.

Thanks to everyone who brought refreshments.

And thank you to everyone who bought a copy of Three Words. It was EPIC!

If you haven't bought the book yet, come to the Wellington launch on Saturday 12 March, Meow on Edward Street, 3pm, or order direct from Beatnik here.

Miriam Harris gave a wonderful speech to set the scene for Three Words and start the proceedings!
Linda Lew's terrific speech included the fact that Three Words was the first publication to pay her for her creative work.
Then the performances began!
Rachel Shearer started off the performances with some meditative and evocative noise.
Rae Joyce read "Immaculate" and "Exhumed From Earth's End".
The Audio Foundation provided us with a fantastic venue where people could mingle in various zones, including the aquarium-like performance room, the books, binge and blather room, and all manner of nooks and crannies where people could lurk about taking pictures, look at slides of the book and generally rave about Three Words!

Indira Neville talks comics with Neal Curtis.

Team Beatnik were on hand to sell copies of our beautiful book.

Robert Sullivan, Beatnik's Sally Greer, Sarah Laing and Three Words contributor Erin Fae chat animatedly.

There was a lot of movement between the variously lit zones!

Three Words contributor Raewyn Alexander gave a terrific poetry performance.

Sarah Laing travelled up from Wellington to join in with the celebrations.

Sam Orchard, clearly overwhelmed by the performances!



 The Audio Foundation fish featured in a number of performances! 

Three Words editors shufty-up for a photo or two.

Or three...

Or four...

Or five! (Ideas for more anthologies?)

It was an evening to celebrate a book of firsts. And no one seemed to want it to end.

All photos credit to Isobel Hillman © 2016