Friday, July 08, 2016

New Zealand writers off the page and onto the stage

Annual literary event Writers on Mondays begins next week in Wellington with the innovative and genre-bending writer Anne Kennedy.
The 2016 Victoria University of Wellington Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence will converse with Pip Adam from Victoria’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) about the times she has written in and about, and how different genres require a writer to use time in different ways.

Hosted by IIML, Writers on Mondays is a three-month series featuring exciting new and established talents to showcase what’s happening in the world of New Zealand writing.

Headlining the 2016 season are award-winning New Zealand authors Anne Kennedy, Patricia Grace and Jenny Bornholdt.

Director of the IIML Professor Damien Wilkins says the event is an important part of the New Zealand literary calendar as it gives all readers access to the creative thoughts and processes of New Zealand writers.
“The key thing about being a writer is that you’re a reader first. Writers on Mondays is a great starting point for readers to get into the mind of New Zealand writers.”

The full 2016 Writers on Mondays programme can be viewed and downloaded from the IIML’s website. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Writers on Mondays is presented by Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and additional support from Circa Theatre and National Poetry Day.

What: Writers on Mondays

When: 12.15-1.15pm each Monday from 11 July to 26 September

Where: Te Papa in Te Marae (Level 4), except for Short Sharp Script 1 & 2, which are at Circa Theatre.

 For more information contact Pip Adam on or

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