Writing from War to Peace
The Dorothy Neal White Collection is a research collection of children’s books that were enjoyed by young New Zealanders before 1940. The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection support the work of this and other children’s literature collections held in the National Library of New Zealand.
- Date: Tuesday, 18 September, 2018
5:30pm for drinks and nibbles, 6:00pm talk
A gold coin donation from non-members is appreciated.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Antarctic children's literature
Philippa Werry will describe her current writing project, based on her visit to Antarctica in 2016 with Antarctica NZ's community engagement programme (formerly Artists and Writers to Antarctica).
She will be talking about some of the Antarctic children's literature that she came across during her research, as well as the unexpected links and connections she found to her previous books about war.
About the speaker
Philippa Werry is a children’s writer whose non-fiction, stories, plays and poems have been widely published. Several of her books (including Enemy at the gate, Anzac Day and The New Zealand wars) have been shortlisted for awards.
Philippa lives in Wellington; she maintains several blogs and participates in the Writers in Schools programme.