Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters starts its popular Writers on Mondays series for 2014 tomorrow, July 14. It concludes Monday, September 29. The events take place each week at Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa from 12.15-1.15pm and feature a range of writers discussing their recent work.
Tomorrow’s event will see Tim Wilson reading from his latest novel, News Pigs and discussing the role of satire and boundaries of fact and fiction with fellow writer/broadcaster Richard Langston.
Other highlights include:
Monday, July 28: The Astonishing Geoff Cochrane – Astonished Dice is Cochrane’s latest book, a collection of his published short stories. Cochrane will discuss his fiction with publisher and friend Fergus Barrowman.
Monday, August 4: Waha/Mouth – Victoria University/Creative NZ Writer in Residence Hinemoana Baker will be in conversation with Chris Price. Baker has a new book of poems recently released and will be discussing her current work, a book about her own experiences of involuntary childlessness and her father’s traumatic childhood experiences in a Nelson orphanage.
Monday, August 18: Best New Zealand Poems 2013 – in anticipation of National Poetry Day (Aug 22) a panel of some of our best poets will read their poems as selected for the annual online publication, Best New Zealand Poems. They’ll also read their own favourite NZ Poem. Readers include Kate Camp, Dinah Hawken, Chris Tse, Mary-Jane Duffy, Anna Jackson, Greg O’Brien, Therese Lloyd, Rachel O’Neill and Ashleigh Young.
Monday, September 22: A Survivor’s Guide to Scriptwriting – Peter Cox, Dave Armstrong and Kelly Marshall compare notes on the highs and lows of a scriptwriter’s life with chair William Brandt.
All sessions are free to attend and presented with Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation and National Poetry Day.