Dates

On Radio

Friday 27 July:
RNZ National: “The Week That Was” – Michele joins James Elliott to talk about the week’s news (the stuff you might have missed and wish you hadn’t) with Kathryn Ryan from 11.45am.

Wednesday 1 August:
RNZ National: “The Panel” – Michele joins host Jim Mora to talk about the news of the day in a different way. From 3.45pm to 5pm.

Thursday 16 August:
RadioLIVE: Michele joins Ryan Bridges to host the drive show from 3pm to 6pm.

Friday 7 September:
RNZ National: “The Week That Was” – Michele joins Te Radar to talk about the week’s news (the stuff you might have missed and wish you hadn’t) with Kathryn Ryan from 11.45am.

 

And from the archives – way back in February 2016, I spent a week reading my  book out loud on RNZ National. The links to each episode are here.

Monday 15 February:
RNZ National: Michele reads from her book, “Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter” at 10.45am Episode 1 of 5
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thereading/audio/201789532/stuff-i-forgot-to-tell-my-daughter-part-1

Tuesday 16 February:
RNZ National: Michele reads from her book, “Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter” at 10.45am Episode 2 of 5
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thereading/audio/201789533/stuff-i-forgot-to-tell-my-daughter-part-2

Wednesday 17 February:
RNZ National: Michele reads from her book, “Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter” at 10.45am Episode 3 of 5
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thereading/audio/201789534/stuff-i-forgot-to-tell-my-daughter-part-3

Thursday 18 February:
RNZ National: Michele reads from her book, “Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter” at 10.45am Episode 4 of 5
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thereading/audio/201789535/stuff-i-forgot-to-tell-my-daughter-part-4

Friday 19 February:
RNZ National: Michele reads from her book, “Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter” at 10.45am Episode 5 of 5
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thereading/audio/201789536/stuff-i-forgot-to-tell-my-daughter-part-5

On Stage

Friday 3 to Monday 6 August – Comedy Cruise
The Pacific Jewel “Big Laugh” Comedy Cruise: Michele joins Jeremy Elwood, Justine Smith, Cal Wilson, Brendhan Lovegrove, Heath Franklin, Harley Breen, Jamie Bowen and Mick Meredith on a 3 night comedy festival cruise from Auckland to … um … Auckland. Michele is looking forward to this possibly more than she should.
https://www.pocruises.com.au/cruises/big-laugh/j832

 

Monday 20 August – Hamilton Book Month
“How We Met and Other Stories” – as part of Hamilton Book Month, Michele is appearing at Wintec to talk about her latest book at noon till 1pm.  Michele will also be holding a workshop for Wintec Media Arts students after her public event.
http://creativewaikato.co.nz/experience/events/michele-acourt-how-we-met-and-other-stories

 

Saturday 1 September – Christchurch WORD Festival
Michele has 3 events at WORD Festival 2018: At 11.30am she will interview Tom Scott about his memoir Drawn Out;
https://wordchristchurch.co.nz/programme/tom-scott-drawn-out/

Then at 2.30pm she will join Catherine Robertson and Soraya M. Lane to talk (loosley) about romance;
https://wordchristchurch.co.nz/programme/let-love-in/
And then there’s the Great WORD debate at 8pm when Michele joins David Slack and Denise Mina to argue about something that doesn’t matter nearly as much as the jokes with Paul Morris, Tom Scott and AJ Finn.
https://wordchristchurch.co.nz/programme/the-great-word-debate/
It is going to be a terrific day.

 

Sunday 9 September – Rainbow Dinner & Auction with Helen Clark
Michele will MC this fabulous event at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland for the Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust.
http://rainbownzcharitabletrust.org.nz/events/

 

Saturday 13 October – Nelson Readers & Writers Festival
“Thinking Brunch”: Michele will MC a panel discussion from 10.30am to 12noon. Details to come when the programme is launched in early August.
https://itson.co.nz/2018/16167-2018-nelson-arts-festival

 

Sunday 14 October – Nelson Readers & Writers Festival
Michele will talk about her latest book, How We Met, from 1.30pm.

On T.V.

Wednesday 27 June: The Project TV3
7.00pm: Michele joins Kanoa, Jesse and Jeremy as the 4th Host for this half-hour news & current show.

 

Wednesday 15 August: The Project TV3
7.00pm: Michele joins Kanoa, Jesse and Jeremy as the 4th Host for this half-hour news & current show.

In Print

Your Weekend
Every Saturday, Your Weekend features side-by-side columns – one written by Michele, the other by Jeremy Elwood, on current social issues. Expect different perspectives but not necessarily a lot of fighting. Your Weekend is the award-winning magazine insert which arrives with The Press, The DomPost and the Waikato Times. Some of these will also be posted on Michele’s “Writing” page.

 

Woman’s Day – Guest Columnist
From 2 July 2018 for 8 weeks, Michele is a special guest columnist writing on a range of topics under the banner of “Stuff To Tell Our Daughters”. Topics range from social media to sex, money and modern household hints. Here’s link to the first one. 
https://www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/womans-day-nz/20180702/284013307862586

 

The Sapling – The Books My Kids Are Reading
The Sapling is an excellent New Zealand website focusing on kids and YA fiction. I wrote a thing for them about lying to my granddaughter.
https://www.thesapling.co.nz/single-post/2018/04/26/Michele-ACourt-The-Books-My-Kids-Are-Reading

 

“How We Met – the ways great love begins”
Published by Harper Collins and available in all good book stores (and some of the shit ones) from Monday 26 March 2018.
http://www.harpercollins.co.nz/9781775540939/how-we-met/

 

“Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter”
Michele’s first bestselling book, published by Harper Collins in 2015.
http://www.harpercollins.co.nz/9781775540519/stuff-i-forgot-to-tell-my-daughter/