Wednesday, June 23, 2010

True Stories Told Live event back by popular demand

Ever wondered how life is somehow stranger than fiction?
As Neil Gaiman once said “fiction has to be convincing and life doesn’t. Life owes no obligation to be good art.”

Next month the New Zealand Book Council will hold another of its highly successful True Stories, Told Live events: seven people, seven stories, straight up, unscripted, live and unrehearsed.

An ex-nun, a celebrant, an acclaimed short story writer, a biographer, a theatre director, a scholar, physiotherapist will take to the stage.
In this new and highly entertaining format, the Book Council gets reacquainted with the oral tradition -- storytelling in a different form.

It’s about getting up in a room in front of an audience and telling a story. It could be anything but something with a beginning, a middle and an end and it sort of needs to be true…
It’s about attempting to bring back the oral tradition, about not losing focus amongst all that technology, it’s about our own imaginations and that connective inspiration.

So what do you think? Want to hear a story?

TAPAC Motions Road (opposite the Zoo)
July 4th @ 4pm

$10.00 on the door (no pre sales)

For further information, please contact:
Susanna Andrew
New Zealand Book Council

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