Saturday, July 25, 2015

WRITERS ON MONDAYS Gee and Me: Rachel Barrowman

Gee and Me: Rachel Barrowman

Historian Rachel Barrowman's biography Mason: the Life of R.A.K. Mason won the biography category of the 2004 Montana Book Awards and received a wealth of critical praise. Her new book takes on another key literary figure in New Zealand. Maurice Gee: Life and Works is the product of nearly ten years' research, and is the first major biography of one of our most highly esteemed writers. In discussion with Bill Manhire, Barrowman will shed light on Gee's influences, the work that went into making the Plumb trilogy, Prowlers and other New Zealand classics, the process of writing a life, and why it is that writers make such compelling subjects.
DATE:   Monday 27 July
TIME:    12.15-1.15pm
VENUE: Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa
(please note that no food may be taken onto the Te Papa Marae)
Writers on Mondays is presented with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, National Poetry Day and Circa Theatre. This series is open to the public and free of charge.

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