Professor Chris Brickell. James Courage: His Life and Diaries

Thursday 12th November 5.30pm

Chris’s edited volume of James Courage’s diaries will be published by OUP in mid 2021. He discusses getting to know this expatriate gay New Zealander by reading his remarkably rich life writing. Chris will draw from Courage’s diaries and other materials as he speaks about this complicated and engaging writer.

A foyer display of material from the Hocken Collections relating to James Courage will open at the Hocken Library on Monday 9th November.

Courage Day (also called International Day of the Imprisoned Writer) is observed on the 15th of November each year. Courage Day, named after author James Courage, recognises writers who defend the right to free speech, and those who suffer oppression and are killed/imprisoned for their work.

Hocken Library Seminar Room, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
Free. All Welcome
For further details phone: 03 479 8972