NEWS FROM THE IIML
Lynn and Helen are having a joint celebration of their books in Paekakariki. Among other things, they'll read their work, and be in conversation with Dinah Hawken about poetry, writing, family, and loss. Also drinks and music! Saturday May 5, St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki, from 6.30. Free entry.
And in other news:
The IIML's Chris Price is the latest of a long list of New Zealand writers to have completed the coveted overseas residency that goes with the Mansfield Prize. On Thursday 17 May Chris will present the inaugural Katherine Mansfield Menton Lecture at City Gallery Wellington.
She will read from work written at the Villa Isola Bella - including her book on poet and anatomist Thomas Lovell Beddoes - and talk about her experiences in Menton, France, as the 2011 New Zealand Post Mansfield Prize recipient.
Chris promises a mix of poetry, prose, photographs, and even live music: her partner Robbie Duncan will play guitar pieces composed in Menton between 5.15 and 5.30pm, as a scene setter for the lecture, which starts at 5.30. Entry is free, but please note that seating is limited.