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.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Reading the signs - Economics, creativity and why we need to be a nation of readers
17 March 2016
Reading the signs
Economics, creativity and why we need to be a nation of readers
The National Library of New Zealand together with the New Zealand Book Council invites you to hear renowned UK entrepreneur Miranda McKearney OBE on the unrealised power of reading for pleasure.
Founder of The Reading Agency and EmpathyLab, Miranda has inspired readers in the UK. Here she joins Peter Biggs, Chairman of the Book Council, Professor Stuart McNaughton, Chief Education Scientific Advisor for the Ministry of Education, and National Librarian Bill Macnaught for a conversation about the very real capacity of books and reading to improve our wellbeing and to bolster our economic, social and cultural lives.
Please join us for the first of this three-part series on New Zealand knowledge and identity hosted by the National Library.
Tuesday 5 April 2016, 5.30 – 7.30pm
National Library of New Zealand, Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington