Thursday, September 15, 2016

The 10th Janet Frame Memorial Lecture

The 10th Janet Frame Memorial Lecture will be delivered on Friday 16th of September 2016, at Auckland Public Library, 44-46 Lorne St, Auckland, from 5 to 6 pm.

The venue is the Whare Wānanga, Level 2 of Auckland Central Library.

The Janet Frame Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Joan Rosier-Jones, 2016-17 President of Honour for the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc).

Her subject is:

‘Authors, an Endangered Species: Changes in copyright and contracts.’

This event will kick off the inaugural NATIONAL WRITERS FORUM to be held on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of September.

Observant readers may recall that there has already been a Janet Frame Memorial Lecture earlier in 2016, delivered by the previous President of Honour Philip Temple.

The JF Lecture has been a moveable feast for the last decade, being delivered in various cities and associated with several different literary events and festivals and it is to be hoped that it has now found a permanent home as part of the new WRITERS FORUM.

All the best for a successful and memorable weekend!