Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August event at Takapuna Library

Poetry Day Prelude: Stephanie Johnson, Jack Ross and Stu Bagby 

When: Wednesday 23 August, 6pm-7.30pm
Takapuna Library
Cost: gold coin donation

Celebrated novelist Stephanie Johnson will speak about and read from her soon to be completed non-fiction book, West Island. It is about New Zealanders who are almost forgotten, but were once household names in Australia. These include Dulcie Deamer, poet and novelist and crowned Queen of Bohemia in the 1920s. Following Stephanie, Dr Jack Ross, Massey University Editor of poetry will launch Stu Bagby's latest book of poetry, Pockets of Warmth.

Stu is a respected local poet who has also edited several successful anthologies. Past winner of the NZ Poetry Society's International Competition, his work has appeared in many literary magazines and collections. He has been an invited reader at both Going West and the Auckland Writers Festival. Copies of Stu's book will be available for purchase.

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