An Evening with Keri Hulme
19 March 2007
New Zealand poet, novelist and short story writer Keri Hulme, who won the prestigious Booker Prize for her novel The Bone People in 1985, will read and talk about life as a writer at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu next week.
An Evening with Keri Hulme, on Wednesday 28 March, is part of the comprehensive public programme of kapa haka performances, entertainment, lectures, panel discussions and presentations by Maori artists during the Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread exhibition.
Born in Christchurch and educated at North Brighton Primary and Aranui High Schools, Keri Hulme lives, works, paints and catches white bait in the South Westland settlement of Okarito.
She has published several volumes of poetry including The Silence Between (Moeraki Conversations), Lost Possessions and Strands, two collections of short stories – Te Kaihau: The Windeater and Stonefish – and is currently working on her twinned novels Bait and On the Shadow Side.
Gallery Director Jenny Harper says An Evening with Keri Hulme will be a very special event for the Gallery and its visitors. "Toi Mäori: The Eternal Thread has become a wonderful magnet for a range of cultural activities which we are privileged to host."
An Evening with Keri Hulme, Christchurch Art Gallery, on Wednesday 28 March, at 6pm in the Gallery Auditorium. For further information check out the website www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz. Bookings are essential on 03 941 7342.
Top of Page ~ Media Release index