Events 2014

Peter Wells: Almost Always - Never Quite

10 April 2014 - 7.30 for 8 pm

The Devonport Library Associates will host a talk by Peter Wells on the theme of “Almost always, never quite”. He will discuss the slim trail of Pakeha history, looking at why Pakeha prefer the stories of just about any other culture than their own.

Peter is the current writer in residence at the Michael King Writers’ Centre, working on a new book about the enigma of family. Peter is equally distinguished as an author and in film, with numerous national and international awards to his name. He was co-founder of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, was North & South magazine New Zealander of the Year in 1999, and was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature and film in 2006. He was awarded the Michael King Fellowship by Creative New Zealand in 2011 to work on Journey to a Hanging - Carl Sylvius Volkner & Kereopa Te Rau, which is due to be published by Penguin Random in May 2014.

When: Thursday April 10, 7.30 pm (refreshments) for an 8 pm start

Where: The Depot, 28 Clarence St, Devonport

There will be a small charge to cover refreshments.