Two writers of an age and place. Postwar andWaitakere. One explores the darker secrets of life in the late 1900's and other one, the processes that colonise indigenous people. We are lucky to have the support of Maurice Gee at Going West,'one of our most loved and revered writers'. His biographer is Rachel Barrowman and she will talk with Geoff Chapple, a cousin of Gee whose stories are mostly about family and growing up in the West. Shadbolt has a need to explore and spent time on his portrayal of the New Zealand Wars and New Zealand wars. He stayed in one place for 40 years watched Muddy Creek breath all that time. This session will enlighten everyone as to the future of that very house. Expect a lively conversation as Maurice's son, his publisher and biographer talk with the project initiator and director about homes and house, stories and remembering.