Sunday, November 20, 2011

9 November 2011

Fiona Farrell is the 2011 Otago University Robert Burns Fellow. She has recently launched The Broken Book, a book that started off being a travel memoir about walking, but that developed into something quite different in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes, which resulted in her city house being red stickered and changed life at her home on the Banks Peninsula. We’ll talk about The Broken Book, and also her experiences in being the Burns Fellow.


The New Zealand General Election is to be held on Saturday the 26th of November, and in conjunction there is the referendum on the voting system in New Zealand. Dr Philip Temple is a supporter of the existing system, MMP, and has recently formed Writers for MMP, a group of notable New Zealand writers who have also come out to show their support of MMP. We will talk about MMP, the referendum and what it all means.

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