Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lovely Things (Literary) That Happened this week, Are Happening, Will Happen

1. On a grim drenched day - the dog, me, my new LG phone all drenched - and I get home to find these high and dry and pretty in my letter box. They're from Helen Heath - a blog prize from her busy generous literary blog - all I had to do to enter was comment on the blog or her facebook page. I can't resist a lovely journal or a sharp pencil - and Lotta Jandotter's journal and Penguin pencils are lovely, both.  

2. I'm reading Jennifer Compton's new collection This City (OUP) which won the Kathleen Grattan Prize. I'm launching it next Monday July 18 Thistle Inn Thorndon 6 pm. 

3. Coming up THIS TUESDAY at 6 pm:

Fiction on Fire

A Randell Cottage event at Millwood Gallery
Come and hear authors Fiona Kidman & Peter Walker 
read over a glass of wine. Tuesday 12 July 6-7 pm.
This will be the first public reading of Fiona’s new collection of short stories: The Trouble with Fire (Random). As a Trustee of the Randell Cottage Writers Trust, she is delighted to share
the evening with the 2011 Randell Cottage writer in residence,
Peter Walker (The Couriers Tale, The Fox Boy – Bloomsbury.)
There will be time for questions.  Free event. 291B Tinakori Rd, Thorndon. RSVP: Murray on 473 5178 or
Followed by the Friends of Randell Cottage AGM, at the Thistle Inn, Thorndon 7.45 pm. All welcome.                                            

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