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, August 12, 2016
Writers on Mondays
WRITERS ON MONDAYS
Jenny Bornholdt: from Accidental Poet to Selected Poems
In an interview on Poetry Box, poet Jenny Bornholdt said, ‘I didn’t grow up wanting to be a writer, so I was quite surprised when I found myself writing poems’. Bornholdt began writing seriously in 1984 and has since published many books of critically-acclaimed and popular poetry, as well as being both an Arts Foundation Laureate and a New Zealand Poet Laureate. Join us as Bornholdt and poet James Brown talk about her career from accidental poet to her new Selected Poems, published this year by Victoria University Press.
DATE: Monday 15 August TIME: 12.15-1.1pm 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 events are open to the public and free of charge.