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Broken Pasts and Severed Futures

  • Titirangi War Memorial Hall 500 South Titirangi Road Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)

A mistake in an operating theatre in the present. Buried events from a family’s past. Consequences - immediate in one story and delayed in the other - provide the momentum for two acclaimed New Zealand novels. Carl Shuker, author of A Mistake and Kirsten Warner, author of The Sound of Breaking Glass join Siobhan Harvey to explore how consequence drives the arc of their stories.

Carl Shuker is the author of A Mistake and four other novels, Anti Lebanon, Three Novellas for a Novel, The Lazy Boys and The Method Actors. He is an editor, writer and researcher in the healthcare field, including in the past for the British Medical Journal and currently for the Health Quality & Safety Commission in New Zealand.

Kirsten Warner is an author, journalist and musician who writes poetry, and plays in a travelling folk blues band. The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, her debut novel The Sound of Breaking Glass was published in 2018.

Siobhan Harvey is the author of five books, winning the 2013 Landfall Kathleen Grattan Award for her poetry collection, Cloudboy. She won the 2016 Write Well Award, and was runner-up in the 2015 and 2014 New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition. This year she was longlisted for the 2019 Auckland Book Review Peter Porter Poetry Prize. She is a lecturer in Creative Writing at AUT. The Poetry Archive (UK) holds a ‘Poet’s Page’ devoted to her work.

Saturday and Sunday Sessions
8.30am - 5pm
Titirangi War Memorial Hall

Full Day Pass Includes 8 sessions $120.00 | $100 concession
Individual Sessions $18.00 | $15 concession
4 Session Pass | $60 | $50 concession
Tickets available from iTICKET*

A delicious lunch catered by Loaves and Fishes Online orders essential: by 1 September | $22

*transaction fees apply

Earlier Event: 8 September
Writers Clinics
Later Event: 8 September
A New Zealander in China