What insights for the future can we gain by looking back? How has the perception and role of the writer in society changed over the last 50 years? NZSA Auckland is pleased to host C.K. Stead this August and discuss with him his new memoir, You Have a Lot to Lose, the second volume of his autobiography.
C.K. (Karl) Stead is the only New Zealand writer to have been both our Poet Laureate and won the Prime Minister’s Award for fiction. He has also won the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Prize, the Sunday Times/EFG Private Bank Award (the world’s largest for the short story), the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize, and others. He is known internationally as a novelist but also as a literary critic, and a specialist in 20th century poetic modernism. He is Professor Emeritus of the University of Auckland, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and recipient of our highest public honour, the ONZ.
Copies of You Have a Lot to Lose will be available for sale, $49.99
Drinks and supper will be provided. Koha appreciated.
NZSA Auckland Branch
Welcomes Author C. K. Stead
Friday 7 August at 6.15pm
room 1211, level 12, AUT Tower,
Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central
Our Venue is room 1211, level 12, AUT Tower, Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central. We acknowledge the venue sponsorship of the Masters in Creative Writing at The Centre for Creative Writing, AUT. There is street parking handy as well as the Aotea Square car park. The venue is within easy walking distance for those using public transport.
Final Note: The Auckland Branch works to create meetings which are inclusive and welcoming. The meetings aim to be a great introduction to NZSA for new members as well as a place of community for all. For this reason:
- the business part of the meeting is kept brief and finer points about the running of the branch are managed at committee level. No new business is added to the agenda on the night.
- all members are expected to act in a professional, appropriate manner.