Literary Lounge: The Writing Life

Tuesday 9 July
1 pm (please note the time is different from other events!)
Whare Wānanga at Central City Library 44-46 Lorne St


NZSA Auckland Branch is proud to bring you the Literary Lounge Series this June and July.  At ‘The Writing Life’ event, Deborah Shepard will discuss the life and work of twelve acclaimed NZ authors as shared with her for the NZSA Oral History Project.

Deborah Shepard is an Auckland biographer, oral historian and teacher of memoir, journalling and biography through Public Programmes at the University of Auckland. Her recent book The Writing Life: Twelve New Zealand Authors was based on oral history interviews with twelve of New Zealand’s most acclaimed and loved elder authors. Other major books drawing on Deborah’s oral history interviews include: Reframing Women: A history of New Zealand film (2000) Between the Lives: Partners in Art (2005) and Her Life’s Work: Conversations with five New Zealand Women (2009). She lives in Auckland.



NZSA Auckland is grateful to the Mātātuhi Foundation for their generous support.  The Mātātuhi Foundation has been established by the Auckland Writers Festival to support the development of the literary landscape of New Zealand.  To learn more about their grant programme visit their website.