Friday, August 26, 2016

Writers on Mondays

Ashleigh Young: Can You Tolerate This?
Ashleigh Young’s book Can You Tolerate This? is a collection of 21 compelling personal essays whose disparate subjects illuminate the complex relationship between mind and body. Young’s writing has been appearing in magazines for over 10 years. While living in London she won many new readers with her blog Eyelash Roaming where she writes about memory, mental health, cycling, and ‘inconsequential things that wouldn’t fit anywhere else’. Ashleigh is also the author of the poetry collection Magnificent Moon and works at Victoria University Press as an editor. She is joined by writer Kirsten McDougall to discuss the craft of the personal essay and ways of writing about real events.
DATE:  Monday 29 August
TIME:   12.15-1.15pm
VENUE: Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa
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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