The Burns Experience – October 6-10th

September 23, 2008 at 1:28 pm | Posted in Author Visit, Books, Centenary, City Library, Events, Library_News, New Zealand | Leave a comment

This series of centenary events is held in conjunction with the Otago Festival of the Arts…

O E MIDDL ETON

Poet and short story writer O E Middleton has lived in Dunedin since 1970, when he was appointed Burns Fellow, and he is the author of many published works. His Beyond the Breakwater: Stories 1948-
1998 was launched in July.

  • Monday 6 October 12.00pm – 12.45pm
  • 4th Floor
  • City Library
  • FREE

CHRISTINE JOHNSTON

A writer of fiction for adults and young people, Christine Johnston has also edited Dunedin: the City in Literature. She was Burns Fellow in 1994.

  • Tuesday 7 October 12.00pm – 12.45pm
  • 4th Floor
  • City Library
  • FREE

PADDY RICHARDSON

Paddy Richardson wrote her novel, The Company of a Daughter, while she was Burns Fellow in 1997. She has also published two collections of short stories and teaches at the University of Otago.

  • Wednesday 8 October 12.00pm – 12.45pm
  • 4th Floor
  • City Library
  • FREE

ALISON WONG

Poet and fiction writer Alison Wong is a graduate of Bill Manhire’s Orginal Composition course at Victoria University. She was Burns Fellow in 2002 and her book of poems, Cup, was published in 2005.

  • Thursday 9 October 12.00pm – 12.45pm
  • 4th Floor
  • City Library
  • FREE

KATE DUIGNAN

Kate Duignan completed the MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University in 2000, received the Schaeffer Fellowship in 2001 and the Louis Johnson New Writers’ Bursary in 2002, and was Burns
Fellow in 2004. Her novel Breakwater was published in 2001.

  • Friday 10 October 12.00pm – 12.45pm
  • 4th Floor
  • City Library
  • FREE
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