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.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
Philippa Pearce Memorial Lecture: April Newsletter
Booking is now open for Allan Ahlberg’s lecture,
JOHN WAYNE AND SIBELIUS or THE TRAIN HAS RAIN IN IT A Rigmarole in seven or possibly eleven parts with readings from Marilynne Robinson William Maxwell William Strunk, Jr. The Guardian newspaper and The Shorter Oxford Dictionary (some singing).
The lecture will take place at 5.00pm on the 1st of September in the Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, Cambridge. After the lecture there will be a short wine reception.
Both lecture and reception are free.
To book your ticket please use the form on the booking page of the Philippa Pearce website. If you wish to book a second ticket please revisit the page and repeat the booking process. Once booked you will receive a confirmation email that includes your e-ticket. Print it out or download a mobile version, and take this with you to the lecture. PHILIPPA PEARCE died in 2006, but respect and affection for her writing is as strong as ever. In her memory, a series of lectures is now underway, each intended to celebrate excellence in literature for children and to emphasize its continuing vital importance.