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Welcome to the November newsletter from Escalator Press. In this issue: 

•    Launch of Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder
•    We're reprinting!
•    Escalator Press events
•    Launch of Waitapu
•    Run Thomas Run in the limelight

Launch of Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder

On 14 October Escalator Press launched Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder at the Wellington Central Library. Our guest speaker, Owen Mapp, delivered a rave review of the book: "Rudy... has generated a plot that both teenagers and adults will find compulsive reading."
Below are some photos from the evening. If you wish to view more, click here to visit the album on our Facebook page.

We're reprinting!

The Shark Party by Janet Colson, The Score by Adrienne Jansen and Waitapu by Helen Waaka have nearly sold out! Our Escalator Press team are in the process of reprinting and will have new stock very soon.

Escalator Press events

It’s been a busy month for Escalator Press with two launches, as well as events in Hastings, Masterton, Karori and Porirua. For November we have an equally exciting list of events coming up:
Two new novelists with a passion for art
Where: Mahara Gallery, Waikanae
When: Saturday, 7 November, 2.30pm 

Hosted by Mahara Gallery and Escalator Press, Janet Colson and Rudy Castañeda López talk about art and writing fiction, in a fascinating insight into the writing of The Shark Party and Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder.
From action to words
Where: Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina St, Paraparaumu
When: Saturday, 7 November, 2.30pm 

Hosted by Kapiti Literary Festival, Adrienne Jansen talks about what’s involved in taking an actual incident and turning it into a novel – A Line of Sight. Because this is also about research, she’ll also read briefly from The Score. This will be followed with wine and nibbles, courtesy of Escalator Press. 
Hawkes Bay launch of Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder
Where: Wardini Books, Havelock North
When: Saturday, 28 November, 5.30pm
If you're unable to make our first event 'Two new novelists with a passion for art', come along to hear Rudy Castañeda López and Janet Colson revisit their talks about art and writing fiction. 

Launch of Waitapu

A week after the launch of Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder, the Wellington Central Library became the location of a second book party. This time, for Helen Waaka’s Waitapu. Waitapu was first launched in Hawke’s Bay on 15 October.
Guest speaker Renée commented that "Tonight is a night for rejoicing because after reading Waitapu I feel like someone has finally got what small towns in Aotearoa are about. I congratulate Helen for capturing this essence and I congratulate Escalator Press for recognising hers." As Renée said, while Waitapu may be about a small town, it is full of large stories.
Below are some photos from the evening. If you wish to view more, click here to visit the album on our Facebook page.

Run Thomas Run in the spotlight

Brilliant news for Escalator Press author Kate Carty – her novel Run Thomas Run will be adapted for broadcast by Radio NZ. We'll be able to provide a little more detail soon so keep a look out on our website.

More coming soon...

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