An evening with Amélie Lucas-Gary
- Date: Thursday, 7 June, 2018
5:30 to 7:00pm
Free although koha in support of the Randell Cottage is appreciated.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Join us for an evening of conversation with Amélie Lucas-Gary the Randell Cottage’s French writer in residence for 2018.
Amélie will reflect on life in a new land and the writing of imagined histories.
An original and promising young French writer, Amélie Lucas-Gary has spent the past 6 months living and working in Wellington.
About the speaker
Born in 1982, in Arcachon in France’s South West, Amélie studied at the Sorbonne, graduating with degrees in cinema and history, and photography at the National School of Photography in Arles. She came to Wellington less than a year after the publication of her second novel, Vierge.
Amélie's Randell project is a novel, Hic (Here), which she describes as an archaeological work set in the Randell Cottage and travelling back through time, into the Cottage’s imagined past.
Five stories will be connected by fragments the narrator finds on the Cottage’s site: a shard of willow patterned china, a fossil, a bone, a jade pendant.