We are asking quick questions of writers and thinkers coming to Shifting Points of View, WORD Christchurch’s suite of events at September’s Christchurch Arts Festival.
Today, it’s New Zealand doctor, poet, and writer Glenn Colquhoun.
What are you looking forward to doing in Christchurch?
I think just walking around the city again, taking it in. I haven’t been there for 3 years or so so it will be nice to scratch its back again.
What do you think about libraries?
I love them. I feel connected to the world when I’m in a library. And to a specific locality at the same time. And I feel like I’m around people who love stories and books. Libraries are full of kindred spirits.
What would be your “desert island book”?
I’ve just bought Les Murray’s ‘Bunyah.’ So it would be a perfect chance to glory in it.
Share a surprising fact about yourself.
I am made of 37 trillion cells that have no idea who I am.
Glenn Colquhoun appears in:
- Fail safe / Fail better — Clementine Ford, Witi Ihimaera, Glenn Colquhoun, Lianne Dalziel, Hana O’Regan and Victor Rodger
Friday 1 September 7pm to 8.30pm at The Great Hall
- Things that matter – David Galler and Glenn Colquhoun. Saturday 2 September 7pm at the Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal
- Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice, Pull down your pants and slide on the ice: a writing workshop [SOLD OUT]
Glenn Colquhoun’s latest book is Late Love: Sometimes doctors need saving as much as their patients.
Read his NZ Book Council profile for more information.
- Find works by Glenn Colquhoun in our collection
- Our page on Shifting Points of view at the Christchurch Arts Festival
- More WORD Christchurch Quick Questions