Popular New Zealand author and blogger Emily Writes will be appearing at a free reading and Q&A at the Invercargill City Libraries and Archives in the Learning and Activity Space in the Children’s Library.
Writes is in the city for the Dan Davin Literary Foundation’s Women in Words event on Wednesday, May 2, as part of the Southland Arts Festival.
Parents are welcome to bring along their little ones to the library, Dan Davin Literary Foundation trustee Sarah McCarthy says.
“We’re so excited to be able to give Southland parents the chance to come along and listen to Emily Writes at the library for free,” she said.
“The Dan Davin Literary Foundation exists to further the literary arts in Southland, and we’re so excited to be involving young families.”
Emily Writes shot to fame as a blogger who wasn’t getting a lot of sleep, and then reached further heights with the publication of her book, Rants in the Dark. Frank, funny and heartfelt, Writes’ book strikes a chord with many parents.
“You see people talking about her book on Facebook and saying, ‘This saved me’. It’s so affirming, hearing people talking about the written word in that way,” McCarthy said.
Women in Words, at Repertory House, will see Writes, along with writer and theatre practitioner Jo Randerson and author and lecturer Tracey Slaughter get together and share their experiences.
Women in Words
Wednesday, May 2
Invercargill City Library and Archives Learning and Activity Space
Thursday, May 3