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Join us for the 2018 National Writers Forum Great Debate!

The Great Debate: ‘It takes a village to raise a writer’.

Producer and presenter of Radio NZ’s Standing Room Only and The Weekend, Lynn Freeman, will chair The Great Debate on Saturday 22 September, at 4.30pm. She will be joined by the following leading New Zealand writers who will argue the assertion ‘It takes a village to raise a writer’:

Raybon Kan: Stand up comedian and award-winning newspaper columnist

Renee: Author of eight novels and eighteen plays including the beloved Wednesday to Come

Sisilia Eteuati: Lawyer, writer, poet, blogger and Samoan feminist

Victor Rodger: Journalist, actor and award-winning scriptwriter

‘…no artist of any art, has his (sic) complete meaning alone‘ said T.S. Elliot and yet the act of writing is a very solitary act. Come along to see how these panellists will woo the crowd with their arguments for and against the importance of community and individuality in creating great literature.

Get your tickets now!

For more information, to establish interviews or for images please contact Kirsten Le Harivel at programmenwf@gmail.com or Jenny Nagle at director@nzauthors.org.nz


The NZSA National Writers Forum is supported by Creative New Zealand, the Copyright Licensing NZ Cultural Fund, University of Auckland, TimeOut Books, Nielsen Book, Your Books, The Michael King Writers’ Centre and the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc).

NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF AUTHORS (PEN NZ INC) TE PUNI KAITUHI O AOTEAROA

2018 NATIONAL WRITERS FORUM

 www.nationalwritersforum.org.nz    www.authors.org.nz

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