Fiona Farrell 1

By Gill Ward and Elizabeth Coleman

Fiona is coming from Dunedin

Our next guest at poets to the people is Fiona Farrell a very important New Zealand author. Here is a quote we put on the poster we made for the event:

Fiona Farrell is one of New Zealand’s leading writers, receiving critical acclaim across a variety of genres. Uniquely she has been a finalist in all three categories at the NZ Book Awards, for fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

There is more –- so much more… Fiona is coming all the way from Dunedin so don’t miss this chance.

  • Sunday 26 May  
  • 4-6 pm Robert Harris Café, Coastlands Mall.
  • Cover charge $5 .

Posters are going up this week.

A two-minute walk from the train and there are free fares on weekends for Gold Card users.

Using the open mic at Robert Harris

There is an open mic session first but we do have ask you to remember – one poem each, no longer than a page. We appreciate the open mic session and the poems are very often positively remarked upon later for their quality.

However we need to leave time for the guest poet so we will close off the open mic board as soon as we start. As well as time for our guest poet, we need to support our generous café by leaving time for those who want to get coffee, drinks and/or food during our short break.

Gail Lewis offered to make her café available without being asked so we are very grateful to her and her staff who spend extra time there on a Sunday afternoon.

Big apology from Gill for dropping and breaking the mic. New one now in place.

The Friends of the Library are busy

Friends of the LibraryMuch goes on at our library including events organised by the Friends of the Library. Here are two more upcoming events:

Sunday 19 May at 2:00 pm in the Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room: Nick Ward will talk about his broad experience as a screenwriter for film and television. (poster on library notice board).

Thursday 23 May at 7:00 pm in the Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room: we help Anne Ingram launch her book Bonjour Lucy Bee. Published by One Tree House.

 Gill says, ‘Sadly I will be away for Nick’s talk as he is very entertaining.’