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 26, 2016
Writers on Mondays
WRITERS ON MONDAYS
Ashleigh Young: Can You Tolerate This?
Ashleigh Young’s book
Can You Tolerate This?
is a collection of 21 compelling personal essays whose
disparate subjects illuminate the complex relationship between mind and
body. Young’s writing has been appearing in magazines for over 10 years.
While living in London she won many new readers with her blog EyelashRoaming where she
writes about memory, mental health, cycling, and ‘inconsequential things
that wouldn’t fit anywhere else’. Ashleigh is also the author of the
poetry collection Magnificent
Moon and works at Victoria University Press as an editor. She
is joined by writer Kirsten
McDougall to discuss the craft of the personal essay and
ways of writing about real events.
DATE: Monday 29 August
VENUE: Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te
Writers on Mondays is presented with The Museum of New
Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, National Poetry Day and Circa Theatre.
This series is open to the public and free of charge.