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Janis Freegard - Poet & Novelist

When:

Sun 2 Aug 2015, 3:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Carterton Events Centre, Holloway St, Carterton, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: mmslavick

Wairarapa Word presents
—Janis Freegard—

Reading & Discussion & Book Signing
Carterton Events Centre
Sunday 2 Aug, 3pm
Entry by Koha.

Janis Freegard published two books in May 2015: The year of falling, a novel (Mākaro Press) and The Glass Rooster (Auckland University Press), which is her third volume of poetry, after Kingdom Animalia: the Escapades of Linnaeus, 2011, and The Continuing Adventures of Alice Spider, 2013. Freegard has won the Katherine Mansfield Award for fiction and has held the Ema Saikō Poetry Fellowship at the New Zealand Pacific Studio Artist Residency Centre in the Wairarapa. She lives in Wellington with an historian and a cat.

This event is supported by Koha, Almo's Books, and the Carterton Creative Communities Scheme.

More about janis Freegard:
Janis Freegard’s poetry collection The Glass Rooster (Auckland University Press, 2015) was published at the same time as her first novel, The Year of Falling (Mākaro Press, 2015). In 2014, Freegard held the Ema Saikō Poetry Fellowship at New Zealand Pacific Studio in the Wairarapa, and she is a past winner of the Katherine Mansfield Award for fiction (2001). Her previous books include Kingdom Animalia: the Escapades of Linnaeus (Auckland University Press, 2011) and The Continuing Adventures of Alice Spider (Anomalous, USA, 2013), and her writing has also appeared in a range of journals and anthologies, including Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page (Random House, 2014), Best New Zealand Poems 2012 (International Institute of Modern Letters) and Landfall (University of Otago). Janis Freegard was born in South Shields, England, grew up in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, works in the public service in Wellington, and lives with an historian and a cat,