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Booktown: Short Story Workshop With Philomena Van Rijswijk


Sat 13 May 2017, 10:00am–1:00pm

Where: Royal Hotel, 22 Revans Street, Featherston, Wairarapa

Restrictions: R15

Registration Types:

  • General admission: Free
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Listed by: BooktownNZ

Novelist, poet, story-writer, from Tasmania, Philomena’s visiting the Wairarapa as the recipient of the 2017 Masterton District Fellowship, at NZ Pacific Studio, Mt Bruce. Philomena’s novel The World as a Clockface was published by Penguin. She’s published in Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Poetry. Published in Ireland and India, with translations into Hindi, she has held residencies at men’s and women’s prisons. She conducts workshops/classes through adult education, U3A, rest homes, primary schools, Women Tasmania, the Fellowship of Australian Writers and the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre.

"I consider her gift both a real one and a necessary antidote to much that is being written from the concrete heart of our major cities."-- Martin Flanagan, journalist for The Age, who writes on the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia