Thursday, July 16, 2009

a discussion with award winning writers
Paula Boock & Linda Niccol
Monday 27 July at Thistle Inn starting 7.30 pm Please note change of venue from the Arts Centre

Linda Niccol is a former advertising copywriter who now works full time writing fiction. Her 2005 collection The Geometry of Desire is linked to her new collection “The Temperature of Water”. A short film script based on the story “The Handkerchief”, won Linda the prestigious 2006 British Short Screenplay Competition. Her other writing projects include feature films - she co-wrote the highly successful “Second-Hand Wedding” and has received initial support from the NZ Film Commission to write a new feature film, based on her short story Poppy, which she hopes to direct.
Paula Boock divides her time between writing for the screen and the page; and between the creative and commercial aspects of the writing industry. She was a founding partner of Longacre Press and a writer of young adult fiction publishing five novels in the 1990s, a period which was book-ended by her two most successful publications, the best-selling “Out Walked Mel” and the NZ Post Children’s Book of the Year, “Dare, Truth or Promise.”
Paula developed and wrote on several prime-time dramas before forming her own production company Lippy Pictures. She has received several awards, and is the 2009 Victoria University Writer in Residence.
NZSA members $2, non-members $3

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