Events 2014

In Conversation....Gaylene Preston and Deborah Shepard

27 July 2014 - 4 pm

Renowned filmmaker and producer Gaylene Preston comes from Wellington for a conversation with author Deborah Shepard.

Gaylene’s work ranges across fiction and non-fiction, television and film - often drawing on the stories of working class women and men. She is renowned for her documentaries, a highlight being the popular cinema documentary War Stories: Our Mothers Never Told Us. Her latest work, currently screening on TV3, is Hope and Wire, a drama series about psychological and social disruption in the aftermath of the 2010-2011 Christchurch earthquakes.

Deborah Shepard is a film historian, biographer and life writing mentor, who recently ran a series of master classes in writing memoir at the Michael King Writers’ Centre. She held a residency at the centre in 2013, working on a book about the art and craft of memoir. Her books include Reframing Women: A History of New Zealand FilmBetween the Lives: Partners in Art and Her Life's Work

When:  Sunday July 27, 4 pm

Where: Michael King Writers’ Centre, Takarunga Mt Victoria, Devonport

Entry by koha ($5)

Bookings recommended

Ph: 09 445 8451

E: assistant@writerscentre.org.nz