Writers’ night at Karori Library this week

Writers are creative and talented people, and so are librarians. Many poets, authors and storytellers are found in the information profession and Wellington City Libraries is lucky to employ some of Wellington’s up-and-coming authors. Karori Library, located in a suburb known for housing famous writer residents such as Katherine Mansfield and Robin Hyde, has a particular high ratio of creative minds.

Karori Library is hosting a special evening of writers reading that showcases the works of our talented librarians. The evening’s readings – on Thursday 3 December at 7pm, along with other library activities during the week, is part of marking the 10th anniversary of the then new Karori library building that opened in 2005.

Please join us for this celebration of the written word and our talented staff. Everyone is welcome, the readings are free to attend. Refreshments will be served after the presentations. Please help us celebrate by joining us.

Multi-talented Council Staff

Writers presenting on the evening are:

Susie Elliot is a researcher, visual artist, and writer. Growing up in Fiji, she developed an interest in stories from a young age and is passionate about her Fijian culture. She holds a Diploma in Creative Writing from Whitireia Community Polytechnic. Within her artistic practice, she explores the function of memories and personal histories, and the power of the word to move people to action or inaction. Her work has been exhibited in Wellington, Wanganui and Palmerston North.

Alisha Tyson works in libraries where she can often be found reading to children about bears who feel strongly about hats, her work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Turbine and also LEFT published this year by We are Babies. She has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Creative Writing from Whitireia Community Polytechnic and is studying for her MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters

Raewyn Lubransky was born in Wellington and has always enjoyed reading and writing. She travels extensively with her partner and they both keep a journal for each trip, finding lots of different experiences between them. A night school writing coarse encouraged her to finish several short stories and she is always scribbling down her weird and wonderful dreams for future stories.

All welcome!

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Librarian Zines!

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s really like to be a librarian, then look no further. We have three issues of a hilarious new zine, Ghosts of Ready Reference, which is all about real conversations that have happened in real libraries (not ours). Some of them are pretty funny, and some are frankly alarming.

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