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13th Annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture


Wed 14 Oct 2015, 5:30pm–7:00pm

Where: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

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In this lecture 'Who Would a Would Be-Be: Literary Encounters', the poet, critic, dramatist and soon-to-be fiction writer, Murray Edmond, will evoke his youthful and formative meetings with well-known New Zealand literary figures, including Frank Sargeson, Kendrick Smithyman, Mary Stanley, James K. Baxter, Hone Tuwhare, R.A.K.Mason, Denis Glover and Charles Brasch. Like Frank Sargeson, Murray grew up in Hamilton. His formative literary experiences come from their shared roots.

Murray has published thirteen books of poems. Letters and Paragraphs (1987) and Fool Moon (2005) were New Zealand Book Awards finalists. His latest volume of poems is Shaggy Magpie Songs (2015) from Auckland University Press. Murray has also been active in experimental and innovative theatre companies (The Living Theatre Troupe, Half Moon Theatre in London, Theatre Action, Town and Country Players and Indian Ink Theatre Company) and for over 25 years taught theatre and drama at the University of Auckland. He works as the dramaturge for Indian Ink Theatre Company, whose latest play, Kiss the Fish, was awarded Best New Play of 2014 in the Chapman Tripp Awards.

Free community event - all welcome! Light refreshments to follow from 6.30pm. Lecture to be held in S.1.02 (S Block, First Floor), University of Waikato.

Co-hosted by the Friends of Hamilton Public Library Association.

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