Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Forthcoming Events:
Sunday 27 September Afternoon tea with Ian Wedde at Library Seminar Room
Sunday 4 October Open Day at the Centre.
Sunday 11 October Heritage Week, Robin Hyde function at Holy Trinity Church.
Sunday, 27 September
Ian Wedde at the Devonport Library Seminar Room, 2 - 4 pm.
“The Gentle Giant”
Ian,pic right, born in Blenheim, is a citizen of the world and a man of
huge success and influence in the world of New Zealand
writing and art. He is the Writer in Residence at our Centre,
and is at the same time the University of Auckland’s Resident
Writer. His novels, poems and art books on eminent painters
have earned him an eminent place in our time. We will be
fortunate to learn something of his earlier interests, and a hint
of what he is devoting his time to while he is with us in

Sunday 4 October. Open Day at the Centre, 2 -4 pm.
As with previous Open Days, the Friends will host visitors to the Centre during the afternoon,
provide hospitality and explanations, and show visitors around the house. Booklets of
information are available for them and visitors can become members of the Friends by paying

Sunday 11 October.
"Walking the Seaward Road: Robin Hyde’s North Shore” -

“soon she will leave the places we can seeand walk the seaward road that glistenswith disappearances”

Michael King Centre Heritage Week Literary Function.
2 pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Church Street, to celebrate the life
and work of Robin Hyde.
Author Gordon McLauchlan, a former Trustee of the Centre, will be Master of Ceremonies. Special contributions from Derek Challis, co-author of the book about his mother, The Book of Iris: a life of Robin Hyde; Michele Leggott, editor of a collection of her poetry; artists Margaret Lawlor-Bartlett and Annette Isbey who will reminisce about her.

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