|Monday 8 March 1999|
Prominent Filipino author at library
Canterbury Public Library will join national celebrations of Asian culture with a visit from celebrated Filipino writer Jose Dalisay.
As part of the Festival of Asia, the Central Library will host Jose Dalisay, author of numerous novels, short stories, screenplays and essays, on Sunday 21 March at 2.00pm.
He will read from some of his books which deal with contemporary Philippine society, and talk about his life and work in the Philippines. One of his best-known novels, Killing time in a warm place, describes growing up in the Philippines during the Marcos years.
"This is a significant event for the library," said Sasha Bowers, Marketing and Promotions Specialist at the library. "Christchurch has a sizeable Filipino community and we are pleased to bring them an event of particular interest, as well as give New Zealanders a glimpse of Filipino culture."
The library is also hosting an exciting programme of events for children, including stories from Japan, a shadow puppet show, and a Bangladeshi cultural performance. For full details, please contact the Central Library on 941 7923.
The Festival of Asia is the largest of its kind in New Zealand. Organised by the Asia 2000 Foundation, it brings the colour and charisma of Asian culture to our cities, and celebrates our unique 'Asian dimension'.
It offers New Zealanders the opportunity to experience Asian culture, and highlights the contribution that immigrants make to our community.
Jose Dalisay's visit to New Zealand is being organised by Asia 2000 in conjunction with the New Zealand Book Council.
For more information, please contact:
Sasha Bowers, Marketing and Promotions Specialist, 941 7923