Events 2008

Celebrating Sargeson

02 November 2008 - 2 pm

Celebrating Sargeson is a literary event about the life and times of one of our most famous writers, Frank Sargeson. Sargeson was one of the first writers to focus on the character of real New Zealanders and he was a mentor to many other important local writers.

The event featured readings, memories, musical entertainment and more, with writers Christine Cole Catley, Graeme Lay, C. K. Stead, and music by an ensemble from the North Shore Accordion Orchestra. It also featured the theatre piece The Last Days of Frank Sargeson by Gordon McLauchlan, performed by the Auckland Theatre Company.

The event was be held at the Holy Trinity Church Hall in Church St, Devonport. The event was put on with the support of the Creative Communities Scheme.