Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, April 04, 2008
LONDON CULTURAL EVENT Centre for New Zealand Studies Birkbeck, University of London 2.00 - 6.00, Saturday 5 April
Venue: Beveridge Hall, South Block, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1
This is a superb afternoon of music and readings, and will include an auction and a wine reception with finger buffet, all for £15. We advise tickets are booked early; all tickets have to be booked in advance.
The event will feature performances from Ariana Tikao, (pic left),(supported by Duncan Hayes and Serenity Thurlow), Anthony Ritchie, Rosa Conrad, Beats of Polynesia, Jerome Kavanagh, and Melissa Absolum, Piri Kake and Bjana Rawiri (supported by Erana Herewini), with music covering folk, jazz, Maori, classical, Polynesian drumming and ukulele playing.
The event will include readings from Fleur Adcock, Stella Duffy, and Ian Wedde, with more special performers to be announced.
There will be an auction hosted by Stella Duffy, with many auction items, ranging from signed All Blacks shirts, signed Shortland Street shirts, exclusive dinners, holidays, several food hampers, crates of Montieth's beer, possum fur clothing, jewellery, bottles of exceptional wine, and more. In addition, midway through the afternoon there will be a food and wine reception. This promises to be a very special event and we advise that people book early.