Meet the panel: Michelle Elvy

Coming soon to Newtown Library we have a very special launch event for the new anthology, A Kind of Shelter Whakaruru-taha.

The panel for this event features some of Aotearoa’s most acclaimed authors, poets and artists. Leading up to the launch, we thought we would place a spotlight on just a few of the stellar writers who will be in attendance.

Michelle Elvy is one of the co-editors of this fantastic anthology, Michelle is a writer, editor and teacher of creative writing. Her books include the everrumble and the other side of better, and she has co-edited, among others, the anthologies Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand (with Paula Morris and James Norcliffe, and Breach of All Size: Small Stories on Ulysses, Love and Venice (with Marco Sonzogni). Michelle is also the founder of Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction and National Flash Fiction Day; she is also managing editor of the annual Best Small Fictions anthology and is currently editing, with Vaughan Rapatahana, a collection of New Zealand multilingual microfiction. She grew up on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and now lives in Ōtepoti Dunedin.

Michelle Elvy is one of our honoured guests  at our unmissable A Kind of Shelter Whakaruru-taha event, which will have conversations and readings from some of Aotearoa’s finest writers.

Our other honoured guests include Witi Ihimaera, Pip Adam, Tina Makereti, Harry Ricketts, Gregory O’Brien, Ya-Wen Ho and Noa Noa von Bassewitz.

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Friday 26th of May,  6-7pm

Newtown Library

Please note – we anticipate that this event will be very popular and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

A Kind of Shelter Whakaruru-taha : An anthology of new writing for a new world order / Ihimaera, Witi
“Sixty-eight writers and eight artists gather at a hui in a magnificent cave-like dwelling or meeting house. In the middle is a table, the tepu korero, from which the rangatira speak; they converse with honoured guests, and their rangatira-korero embody the tahuhu, the over-arching horizontal ridge pole, of the shelter. In a series of rich conversations, those present discuss our world in the second decade of this century; they look at decolonisation, indigeneity, climate change . . . this is what they see. Edited by Witi Ihimaera and Michelle Elvy, this fresh, exciting anthology features poetry, short fiction and creative non-fiction, as well as korero or conversations between writers and work by local and international artists. The lineup from Aoteraoa includes, among others, Alison Wong, Paula Morris, Anne Salmond, Tina Makereti, Ben Brown, David Eggleton, Cilla McQueen, Hinemoana Baker, Erik Kennedy, Ian Wedde, Nina Mingya Powles, Gregory O’ Brien, Vincent O’ Sullivan, Patricia Grace, Selina Tusitala Marsh and Whiti Hereaka. Guest writers from overseas include Aparecida Vilaç a, Jose-Luis Novo and Ru Freeman.” ( Adapted from Catalogue)