Events 2017

Book Launch: As Much Gold as an Ass Could Carry - Vivienne Plumb

10 March 2017 - 6pm

Book Launch: As Much Gold as an Ass Could Carry,  Vivienne Plumb with illustrations by Glenn Otto:  Friday 10 March, 6pm at Split/Fountain

3C/23 Dundonald Street

Eden Terrace, Auckland

Plumb creates through the written word, Otto through line; this book combines their two narratives. The image/text conflation moves between form over meaning, and meaning over form. Otto’s exuberant gestures interact with Plumb’s luminous humour, as if two performers are present on the page together. As Much Gold as an Ass Could Carry showcases Plumb’s poetry, fiction and drama, from a twenty-year literary career. Within these large, funny, barbed, affecting themes, the power of the social construct ­­– of what it means to be female ­­– is laid bare. Otto’s graphic wit ornaments and underwrites Plumb’s written traceries.

As Much Gold as an Ass Could Carry will be launched by Anne Kennedy. Plumb will give a reading. Refreshments will be served, and you can get your copy signed.

Price: $38 
For those who can’t attend, copies can be pre-ordered through the split/fountain webshop. Note that there will be cash sales only at the launch event.