Writers Read Series (2011): 1

Writers Read Series 2011:
Lunchtime Reading and Discussion -

Anne Kennedy

[Photograph: Robert Sullivan]

Wednesday, May 11th

12 noon-1.00 pm

Staff Lounge
Study Centre
Albany Campus
Massey University

All Welcome!

Come and hear the first in our Albany Writers Read series, sponsored by the School of English and Media Studies on all three Massey campuses: Wellington, Palmerston North and Auckland.

Our first speaker, Anne Kennedy, is an award-winning poet, novelist and screenwriter. Her sequence Sing-song (AUP, 2003) was named Poetry Book of the Year at the 2004 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, and its successor The Time of the Giants (AUP, 2005) was shortlisted for the same award. She will read from and discuss her recent creative work, followed by a brief question and answer session.

Light refreshments will be provided by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

More about Anne Kennedy:
Anne's books to date include 100 Traditional Smiles (Victoria University Press, 1988), Musica Ficta (University of Queensland Press / AUP, 1993), and A Boy and His Uncle (Picador, 1998). She won the 1985 BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award, has won the ICI Award, and was the 1995 Writer in Residence at The University of Auckland.

Anne's film scripts include Crush (1992) and Monkey's Mask (2001), based on Dorothy Porter's verse novel. She was a finalist for Best Adapted Screenplay in the Australian FCCA Film Awards 2002 and the Australian Film Institute Awards. Her TV adaptation of her own short story "Jewel's Darl" was directed by Peter Wells and starred Georgina Beyer.

Anne is married to poet, librettist and children's writer Robert Sullivan.

Contact Person for this event:

Dr Jack Ross
English Lecturer
Atrium L2.32
School of English and Media Studies
Pvt Bag 102 904
North Shore Mail Centre
Albany Campus
Phone: 414-0800 x 9506
Massey University


Next in this series:

Thursday, September 15, 2011
12.00-1.00 pm
Study Centre Staff Lounge

Ian Wedde

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