Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Zealand Book Month

New Zealand Book Month in October is fast approaching, check out what we have planned for the month...

Celebrations Galore!

From Stewart Island to Kaitaia, Book Activists across the country will be revising battle plans, losing themselves in their lover’s arms and… rhyming with Hairy Maclary. October is New Zealand Book Month and is set to bring communities together to talk, think, laugh, remember, and share great Kiwi stories.

Visiting Author

The Madonna in the Suitcase
Huberta Hellendoorn
Writer Huberta Hellendoorn’s book celebrates the life of her daughter, Miriam, an artist born with Down Syndrome.
The Madonna in the Suitcase, the book traces the story of a young married couple arriving in New Zealand from Holland in 1960 and the birth of their first child, Miriam, in 1962 and tracing the balancing act she has performed as Miriam’s mother, friend and champion.

Join us as Huberta talks about her life and book…

Venue: Timaru District Library
Date: Friday 9th October
Time: 2pm

Visiting Author

Martin Crump

Join us for an hour of fun and nostalgia with Martin Crump, the son of A Good Keen Man…

2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of legendary New Zealander Barry Crump's first, and most-loved novel, A Good Keen Man. Born in Auckland in 1935, Crump worked for many years as a government deer-culler in areas of New Zealand native forest and A Good Keen Man was the result of his collected experiences. This novel became one of the most popular in New Zealand history. Crump was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 1994, and died in 1996.

Martin Crump will be entertaining and celebrating Barry Crump’s writing of ‘A Good Keen Man’.

‘A Good Keen Man 50 years on, leave the pig dogs outside.’

Venue: Timaru District Library
Date: Sunday 18th October
Time: 1.30pm

Other Happenings:
Celebrate New Zealand Book Month enter the
“New Zealand Book Art” Competition
Can you turn this…

Into something like this:


Create a work of art…
Enter our “New Zealand Book Design” Competition
See us for more details.

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