The Press Christchurch Writers FestivalIt’s New Zealand Book Month in September. And from September 4 to 7 it’s The Press Christchurch Writers Festival. I’ll be there as roving reporter and blogger, plus taking part on a panel sesh cleverly titled Not another bloody blog… Also on the panel are the wonderful Kiwi author Rachael King (her blog The Sound of butterflies rocks the casbah) and American Mark Sarvas, of The Elegant Variation fame. Chair is Guy Somerset, arts and books editor at The Listener.

It’s going to be a booky bloggy wonderland of a few days, and the library blog has started the discussions going already.

Real hot bitchesA couple of weeks The Body Festival takes over from the mind … and everyone in Christchurch can join in a bit of spandex and lycra mania. There’s a world record attempt taking place on Friday September 26 at 5pm in t’Cathedral Square, Christchurch. “That’s right, to launch the Body Festival 2008 the RHBs invite you to listen to the dancer inside yourself and become part of history; join your blistering, or otherwise, dance talents with theirs to create the largest synchronized dance routine the world has ever seen!”
Turn up from 5.00pm for tuition with the RHBs. 6.00pm – official rehearsals start. 7.00pm – we go for gold!

The library massive and friends will be there, hot pink, gold lurex, lame and sparkle fo sho.

Here be the moves (to the tune of “You give love a bad name” by Bon Jovi) and to get the sartorial style down check out Real Hot Bitches site.

Dance Video inspiration:
Olivia Newton John gets physical – sweatband heaven
Maniac by Michael Sembello (from Flashdance)

Since I left you by The Avalanches (the dancing miners kick it)