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, October 24, 2008
Look this way: New Zealand writers talk about New Zealand artists
Wednesday 29 October 2008 6.00pm Central City Library Whare wānanga, level 2 Free event.
They will discuss how they went about answering the seemingly straightforward question “what is it about a particular work of art that seizes your attention? That holds your gaze then pulls you back time and time again.” 17 writers (novelists, poets, essayists, a lyricist, a dramatist, a comic book writer and artist) wrote on a New Zealand artist of their choice, sharing their personal perspective on art - through telling stories, finding treasures and making connections with the artwork and engaging the artist.
Their responses show how works of art play on the senses, the imagination and the memory of the viewer.
Books will be available for purchase and the speakers will be available for Q&As and book signing after the talk.