Janet Frame Memorial Lecture
The aim of the Janet Frame Memorial Lecture is to deliver an overview of the “state of the nation” for literature and writing in New Zealand. The Society is keen to raise the profile of our authors and for the reading public to have a greater understanding of what it means to be a writer in New Zealand.
The inaugural Janet Frame Memorial Lecture was held in 2007 and it was fitting that Owen Marshall, who has been a supporter of the restoration of the Janet Frame house at 56 Eden Street in Oamaru, gave the lecture.
Now the lecture is delivered by the Society’s President of Honour who highlights issues relevant to their writing. Click on the title to access the lecture.
Janet Frame Memorial address by Tessa Duder
Read the transcript of Tessa Duder’s Janet Frame Memorial Lecture
Janet Frame Memorial address by Paula Morris
Janet Frame Memorial address by David Hill
Janet Frame Memorial address by Chris Else
Janet Frame Memorial address by Bernard Brown 2017-2018
Sound recording of lecture available now. Transcript coming soon.
Janet Frame memorial address by Joan Rosier-Jones 2016-2017
2015-2016 Lecture by Philip Temple: Where We Were, Where We Are Now
2015 Lecture by Daphne de Jong: Romance and Reality
2014 Lecture By Gavin Bishop: The Mouth of The Whale (The Power of Pictures)
2013 Lecture by Sir James McNeish: Two Cheers for Eccentricity
2012 Lecture by Marilyn Duckworth: Learning to Swivel
2011 Lecture by Joy Cowley: The Successful History of Children’s Literature In NZ
2009 Lecture by William Taylor: No title
2008 Lecture by Gregory O’Brien: Reflections on NZ arts & letters – Dedicated to the Memory of Robin Dudding
2007 Lecture by Owen Marshall: The Value of Writers and Writing