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.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Transit of Venus / Venustransit event and book launch Tuesday 23 February, 6pm at Royal Society
Goethe-Institut, Royal Society of New Zealand and Victoria University Press
warmly invite you to a reading and book launch event for
at 6pm on Tuesday 23 February at the Royal Society (auditorium), Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington.
The event will include a short screening of the Transit of Venus Poetry Exchange documentary, a video performance from Berlin-based poets Hinemoana Baker and Ulrike Almut Sandig, and live performances from poets Chris Price and Glenn Colquhoun. This will be followed by a conversation with the poets and with the Uawanui Project chair Victor Walker about how the Transit has not only generated poetry, but also inspired a pervasive 'science psyche' in the Uawa/Tolaga Bay Community.
Chair: Dr. Lydia Wevers (FRSNZ, Transit of Venus Forum steering committee)
Refreshments will be served following the event.
Attendance is free, but registration essential Please register online at eventbrite here.