- Book launch: ‘You Probably Think This Song is About You’
Book launch: ‘You Probably Think This Song is About You’
Date: Thursday 30 June 2022, 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, (lower ground) National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.Add to my calendar
Celebrate the publication of Kate Camp’s memoir ‘You Probably Think This Song is About You’ on Thursday 30 June, ahead of its release on 14 July. Join Kate Camp in the Auditorium for a 45-minute conversation with writer and Bad Diaries Salon impresario Tracy Farr, followed by a glass of wine and book signing.
Disarming true stories
In disarming true stories, Kate Camp moves through the smoke-filled rooms of her life: from a nostalgic childhood of the Seventies and Eighties, through the boozy pothead years of the Nineties, and into the sobering reality of a world in which Hillary Clinton did not win. ‘Never apologise, never explain,’ Kate’s mother used to say, and whether visiting her boyfriend in prison, canvassing door-to-door for Greenpeace, or facing the doctor at an IVF clinic, she doesn’t.
‘I didn’t want it to end. Kate is clever, observant, funny, moving yet never sentimental, wise, and as brave as they come. A deeply rewarding read.’ — Linda Burgess
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About the speakers
Kate Camp (she/her) is the author of seven collections of poems, including The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls (winner of the 2011 NZ Post Book Award for Poetry) and How to Be Happy Though Human: New and Selected Poems (2020). She was born in 1972 and lives in Wellington.
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