Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How to write and not give up the day job

Have you ever yearned to write but struggled to find the time? Is it possible to have a career, busy life and still find the time to write? Four top New Zealand writers and working professionals say it is  and will tell you how at Trading Places, a unique, literary event to be held in the City of Sails next month.

Trading Places is a panel event to be chaired by Ian Wedde,(right-Oliver Read photo) New Zealand Poet Laureate 2011-2013, novelist and curator. Wedde is joined on the panel by high-profile New Zealanders: Gareth Morgan, economist, investment manager, adventure traveller and published author; Tessa Duder, children’s writer and literary ambassador; Geoff Walker, publisher, editor and writer; and Juliet Bergh, GP, screen writer and director.
 Wedde and the panellists will share their insights in to how they balance their working lives with writing, how they make time to write, nurturing their creativity and contributing to the creative economy, and avoiding procrastination.
Trading Places is a free public event, to be held at Auckland’s Central City Library, Level 2, 44-46 Lorne Street, on Tuesday 15 November. You are invited to join Wedde and the panellists for a glass of wine from 7pm for a 7.30pm start; available on a first come/first served basis.

Trading Places is proudly sponsored by the New Zealand Book Council, Auckland City Libraries and the National Library, whose aim is to foster New Zealanders’ creativity. 

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