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What happens when locals with a creative flair challenge themselves during lockdown?

They create a writer’s playlist that features five east Auckland poets and writers.

L-r Areez Katki, Kitty Chang, Marilyn Bakker, Natasha Bidesi and Ruth Hammond. Photo supplied

Multidisciplinary artist Areez Katki, lifelong learner Kitty Chang, small business owner Marilyn Bakker, media fanatic Natasha Bidesi and author Ruth Hammond challenged themselves – with limited technology and from within their own bubbles – to produce audio recordings to share during these extraordinary times of social distancing.

The range of writings include poetry, Chinese immigration stories, children’s book excerpts and spiritual pieces based on overcoming adversity, highlighting the unique diversity of east Auckland writers.