Most wanted

coverNot to be outdone in giddying-up for The Press Christchurch Writers Festival, I have compiled a list of authors with the most.

Author with the most taonga possibilities – Patrick Evans. Impossible to top the Evans family placemats shared with the audience during his recent lecture at the Christchurch Art Gallery on post-colonial  literary theory and his book The Long Forgetting, but he can try.

Authors with the best programme promise – Liam McIlvanney and Iggy McGovern as they look at “a shared history of religious bigotry, political violence and alcohol abuse”. With accents.

Author whose book I have had read aloud to me the most – Emily Maguire.  As far as a 19-year-old of my acquaintance is concerned this woman invented feminism.  We’ll see about that when she’s on the panel with Marilyn Waring.

CoverAuthor rarely seen but much admired – Rosemary McLeod. Also the author who doesn’t write enough books. Particularly looking forward to the immaculate bob and  the jewellery.

Author seen before and also much admired – Alexa Johnston. A stand-out at  Auckland Readers and Writers 2009.

But it’s not all beer and skittles at writers festivals, literary liggers have worries too and my biggest is what to wear to Ladies, a Plateand the New Zealand Fashion Design event at Christchurch Art Gallery.  A library T-shirt probably.

4 thoughts on “Most wanted

  1. joyciescotland 1 September 2010 / 1:27 pm

    I’m curious to know how the Liam and Iggy gig came together? Did the festie organisers think “Aaaah, we’ve a couple of brainy Celts..what’ll we do with them..ummm..get them to talk about booze, hatred and violence”?!

  2. jane 1 September 2010 / 1:46 pm

    Lucky you going to Ladies a Plate. I missed out sadly. Wonder if there is the possibility of putting on another session?

    • bronnypop 2 September 2010 / 12:18 pm

      Yes, me too, Jane. Perhaps we should form a breakaway group with fairy cakes and antimacassars of our own?

  3. bronnypop 2 September 2010 / 12:22 pm

    I too, being of a shallow and frivolous nature, am mostly desperately obsessed with What To Wear, not to the Afternoon Tea, as I am not going (weep, sigh, etc.), but to the Fashion Event and the Murder Mystery evening. Black for fashion, and red to hide the blood?

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