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.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Writers on Mondays
WRITERS ON MONDAYS
The Playmakers: Nina Nawalowalo & Victor Rodger
Two of the country’s most exciting and accomplished theatre makers join Ken Duncum to discuss their careers to date and forthcoming work. Nina Nawalowalo is a Wellington theatre director with a reputation for making memorable pieces of theatre that reflect her Fijian whakapapa and European theatre training. Her work Marama premiered in the Auckland Arts Festival this year, where it was described by reviewer Raewyn Whyte as ‘memorably climactic’ and ‘heartstopping’. Victor Rodger produces plays that explore and challenge racial and cultural stereotypes, and are grounded by vivid characterisation and complex relationships. As Metro reviewer Simon Wilson wrote, ‘he knows how to write funny, and he knows how to write on the edge’. Rodger’s Black Faggot has toured nationally and internationally, and won awards in both Auckland and Melbourne.
DATE: Monday 8 August TIME: 12.15-1.15pm VENUE: Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa
Writers on Mondays is presented with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, National Poetry Day and Circa Theatre.
These sessions are open to the public and free of charge.