Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Events at The Centre for the Book at Otago

1. The Centre for the Book at Otago Symposium “Sense of Wonder: Reading, Writing and Illustrating Children's Literature” is on Friday 13 November, 9:00–5:30 at University of Otago College of Education, Tower Block TG08. 

   We start this now annual event with Julia Marshall’s keynote at the Dunedin Public Library on Thursday evening at 7 pm in the Dunningham Suite, followed by a reception. Julia is a Honours graduate of Otago and publisher of Gecko Press, one of NZ’s most innovative children’s publishers. This event is free, although for both catering purposes and to ensure we do not exceed the capacity for the Dunningham Suite, you are kindly asked to book online or by telephone (03 474 3690) or email (library@dcc.govt.nz). See blog for details.
Academic talks follow on Friday, with a full program of engaging speakers detailed via the Centre for the Book blog. https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/cfb/

Please feel free to email me or Dr Shef Rogers (shef.rogers@otago.ac.nz) or Trish Brooking (Trish.brooking@otago.ac.nz) if you have any questions.

2.    The Centre for the Book is delighted to have the opportunity to hear from Karol Wilczynska, a senior lecturer in the School of Art and Design at AUT who is visiting Dunedin for a few weeks and producing several works on the Columbian Press in the University’s Otakou Press.  Her illustrated talk, entitled “The Impermanence of the Book: A Designer’s Interpretation through Material Practice,” will take place on Thursday, 29 October at 5:15 pm in Arts 1.W.1.  This is not one of our usual venues; exams has displaced us, but will not stop the availability of nibbles and drinks and great conviviality. If you missed the ODT story on the Art School Exhibition of The News Network, you can read it online here.  We hope you can join us for some creative stimulation.  

   Please see the Centre for the Book at Otago Blog for details. https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/cfb/

Dr. Donald Kerr
Special Collections Librarian
University of Otago
P.O. Box 56
Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone: (03) 479-8330
Email: donald.kerr@otago.ac.nz

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