Wednesday, May 11, 2011


from Murray Gray:

In September we are having the Going West Books and Writers Festival again. This year's event is Landfall in Unknown Seas and will feature David Eggleton as The Curnow Reader with his new collection commemorating the birth of Allen Curnow.
The festival title is the name of a 1940 poem he wrote for the tercentenry of Tasman's rediscovering New Zealand.
We are also expecting visits from a couple of ex-pats, Martin Edmond and Spiro Zavos. We figure since we are up against a rugby match or two we should feature one of the great sports' writers around while Martin will suggest just where McCahon may have gone we he was 'lost' for a weekend while in Sydney for an exhibition of his work. More to be advised.

Murray Gray.
Programme Director. Going West Books & Writers

The splendid photo of Allen Curnow is the work of Marti Friedlander.

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