LITERARY SALON

19 AUGUST 8:00-9:30PM 

THE METEOR THEATRE
1 VICTORIA ST
 

The Meteor and Browsers Bookshop's Literary Salon returns for Hamilton Book Month and is a collaboration between some leading literary talent. The salon explores the concept of home and alienation through a range of literary genres – poetry, novels, essays, plays and non-fiction – from three women writers. It follows a performance of the acclaimed play: Ka Shue- Letters Home by Lynda Chanwai-Earle, with a special ticket deal for coming to both events.

Salon tickets $15 General Admission including wine and canapes. 

Ka Shue (Letters Home) at 6:30pm-7:30pm with Literary Salon at 8pm.

Tickets to Show & Salon $35

Tickets to Salon $15

Tickets available online or door sales at The Meteor on the night.  This event is supported by Browsers Bookshop with books for sale and signing.

Author

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PAULA MORRIS

Dr Paula Morris (Ngati Wai) is a multi-award-winning novelist, short story writer and essayist. She has received numerous fellowships, international residencies and awards for her writing, including best work of fiction at both the NZ Post Book Awards and Nga Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards in 2012 for her novel Rangatira

Writer and Performer

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LYNDA CHANWAI- EARLE

Multi-talented writer and performer Lynda Chanwai-Earle is a fourth-generation Chinese New Zealander. Her written work includes plays, poems and film scripts. The play Ka Shue – Letters Home in 1996 is semi-autobiographical and is significant as the first authentically New Zealand–Chinese play for mainstream audiences. 

Chair + Author

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ALICE TE PUNGA SOMERVILLE

Alice Te Punga Somerville (Te Āti Awa, Taranaki) is a scholar, poet and irredentist. Alice gave the 2021 Michael King Memorial Lecture ‘Too many Cooks?’ and is the author of Once Were Pacific: Māori Connections to Oceania and Two Hundred and Fifty Ways to Start an Essay About Captain Cook.