Tuesday, June 30, 2009

News of three NZ writers from Ian Conrich in London

Session 108
Wednesday 22 July 2009
Centre for New Zealand Studies,
Rm. 330, North Block, Senate House,Malet St.,
London WC 16.30-8.30

Three Writers
Peter Bland, Barbara Ewing, and Jenny Pattrick

This special event is limited to 35 seats and we advise that if you wish to attend that you email your reservation to Tory Straker at <strakervictoria@hotmail.com>. The event is free and open to all and will be followed by a wine reception. Early booking is recommended. We are delighted to welcome these three writers to the Centre for a very special evening of readings.

Peter Bland is a celebrated poet and actor, whose film credits include Came a Hot Friday (1985). His books of poetry include My Side of the Story: Poems 1960-1964 (1964), Domestic Interiors (1964), Passing Gods (1970), The Man with the Carpet Bag (1972), Primitives (1979), Stone Tents (1980), The Crusoe Factor (1985), Paper Boats (1991), Ports of Call (2003), and Mr Maui's Monologues (2008).

Barbara Ewing is an actress and best-selling novelist. She is the author of The Actresses (1997), A Dangerous Vine (1999), The Trespass (2002), Rosetta (2005), and The Mesmerist (2007).

Jenny Pattrick is one of New Zealand's biggest selling novelists. She is the author of The Denniston Rose (2003), Heart of Coal (2004), Catching the Current (2005), In Touch with Grace (2006), and Landings (2008). Pattrick is the current holder of the New Zealand Post Mansfield Prize.

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