Janet Frame Memorial Lecture

In association with the NZ Society of Authors (NZSA), Auckland Central City Library will host the Janet Frame Memorial Address, ‘Authors, an Endangered Species: Changes in copyright and contracts,’ delivered by NZSA President of Honour and distinguished author, Joan Rosier-Jones to open the 2016 National Writers Forum.

The aim of the lecture is to deliver an overview of the “state of the nation” for literature and writing in New Zealand.

Joan Rosier-Jones is a novelist, playwright and non-fiction writer. She began her working life as a school teacher before embarking on a career as a full-time writer. Joan has written two how-to books, So You Want to Write and Writing Your Family History through her work as a creative writing tutor. She was appointed NZSA President of Honour in June this year.

Previous Presidents of Honour include Janet Frame, Frank Sargeson, Maurice Gee, Margaret Mahy, Dame Fiona Kidman and Joy Cowley.

The Society is keen for the reading public to have a greater understanding of what it means to be a writer in New Zealand.

For the first time in many years the lecture will be delivered in Auckland, at the Auckland Central Library Whare Wānanga, level 2. It will be held the evening leading into the National Writers Forum and all delegates of the NWF are welcome.

When: Friday 16 September, 5pm – 6pm
Where: Central City Library, Whare Wananga
Cost: Free