Monday, March 22, 2010

An invitation from the Ministry for Culture & Heritage

The Ministry's History Group’s next  Public Talk is on Wednesday 7 April at Radio NZ House, 155 The Terrace.  Come to Te Wharenui seminar room on the ground floor.  Start time is 12.15pm.

‘Telling Stories – Popular Fiction as Public History’
Deborah Challinor will talk about how she came to be writing New Zealand historical fiction, how she goes about her research, the importance of historical authenticity and associated issues such as ethics. To illustrate these themes Deborah will share some memorable, and occasionally preferably forgotten experiences arising from researching her books. She will also discuss her writing processes and her perspective of the value of historical fiction as a form of public history in New Zealand.

Deborah is a writer and a historian.  She has been writing professionally since 2000, and has had eight historical novels published as well as several works of non-fiction.
The talk will take approximately 40 minutes and will be followed by a 10/15 minute Q&A session.  

 Lyn Belt
History Group, Ministry for Culture & Heritage
direct dial (04) 471 4027

Radio NZ House, Level 5, 155 The Terrace,
Wellington, NZ

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