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A conversation with Bernard Beckett

by Joanna on May 20, 2011 in Events

beckett coverIf you went to a high school in Welly during the last couple’o decades, you may have been taught by Bernard Beckett, and if you were a smart, articulate student, you might have got to actively participate in his classes (too bad if you weren’t). Or perhaps you’re one of the many people who like his award-winning books. Well we’ve got the event for you tomorrow!

vicbooks in association with Text Publishing present: Bernard Beckett in conversation with Kate De Goldi
Saturday 21st May, 2pm, Hunter Common Room, Level 2, Hunter Building, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Parade

This is a free event, but please let us know if you will be attending: RSVPs to [email protected]

Bernard Beckett is one of New Zealand’s most outstanding writers. He has published many books, and has won numerous awards in the course of his career. In 2006 Bernard was awarded a New Zealand Science, Mathematics and Technology Teacher Fellowship where he worked on a project examining DNA mutations. This new direction led to the publication of Genesis, winner of the 2010 Prix Sorcières, the 2007 Esther Glen Award and the Young Adult Fiction Category at the 2007 NZ Post Book Awards. August is Bernard’s tenth book.

While you’re at the vic books website, if you’re a student at Vic, don’t forget to enter Scrawl, their writing contest.

Joanna McLeod

Joanna McLeod has started calling herself the Empress of the Internet because she can. As well as wrangling the other site contributors and Getting Shit Done, she likes to eat, drink and write in equal amounts. Yes, she would love to be invited along to your event in order to do those things. Joanna's also the best person to talk to if you're interested in advertising on the site.

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