Thursday, April 9, 2009

8 April 2009

Sue Wootton is a poet and short story writer. She recently helped year 5 students at a local school with writing poetry, and they then went on to publish a collection of their work for the school fair. We recorded some of the students reading their poems, so you can enjoy listening to them on the show. Sue and I will talk about children and poetry, and also about Sue’s work, and her year as the 2008 Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otago.

Philip Temple has recently had published his memoir Chance is a Fine Thing. We talk about the book and some of the stories in the life of this outstanding and respected writer in his long and fruitful career.