Adrienne Charlton


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Central Districts

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Palmerston North

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The Prophet from Silicon Valley - the complete story of Sequential Circuits

This book is the story of Sequential Circuits, the leading synthesizer manufacturer of the 1980s. One of the great American synthesizer companies, founded and led by San Francisco electronics and computer graduate, Dave Smith, was Sequential Circuits Inc. It paved the way for music of the future. Published by AM Publishing New Zealand, March 2015.

Those Be Rubies - The History of International Writers’ Workshop NZ Inc. 1976 – 2016

In 1976, four women banded together to create a writing group. Their vision was to encourage aspiring writers. Forty years on, the International Writers’ Workshop NZ Inc. celebrates its ruby anniversary with Those Be Rubies, the first documented history of the organisation and its members. This meticulously researched chronicle of triumphs and challenges outlines how the organisation has developed through four decades of social and technological change. It reveals how one small group of dedicated poets and writers brought opportunities to many. There are four parts to the story and each represents one decade alive with fascinating information. From small beginnings in the seventies to the current celebrations, IWW has attracted members with the same aim: to enjoy and promote writing. Those Be Rubies is a cornucopia of history, recollections and anecdotes.