The following items were but two among many, that caught my eye in the latest newsletter from IIML at Victoria University of Wellington.
This is the 117th in a series of occasional newsletters from the Victoria University centre of the International Institute of Modern Letters. For more information about any of the items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may prefer to read this newsletter online at: http://www.vuw.ac.nz/modernletters/activities/newsletter.aspx.
Three days in Florence
Homesick Kiwis who can’t make it to Florence might instead consider joining the New Reading Group at the Centre for New Zealand Studies. The group will meet on the last Wednesday of every month (except December, July and August) from 6.45 pm to 8.30 pm in the Resource Room of the Centre for New Zealand Studies, Rm 330, Senate House, Malet Street, London. Books to be discussed ‘will range widely from recent releases to classics,from novels to biographies and short stories, the only remit being that all books chosen will be by or about New Zealand writers.’ The gatherings will be informal affairs with wine and nibbles, for which a modest charge will be made. The first session on 28 November will discuss C. K. Stead’s novel My Name Was Judas, and the 30 January meeting will focus on Janet Frame’s The Lagoon. Anyone wishing to attend should contact the Reading Group co-ordinator, Gerri Kimber (email@example.com).