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State of Play: Playwrights and playwriting in New Zealand

State of Play: Playwrights and playwriting in New Zealand today

Yes, it's true, New Zealand does have twenty living playwrights whose work has helped to create the multi-faceted gem that is New Zealand Theatre. --Theatreview

Playwrights Michelanne Forster (above left) and Vivienne Plumb (above right) discuss their recently-published book Twenty New Zealand Playwrights, which offers compelling insights into some of New Zealand’s best-loved playwrights.

Join Michelanne and Vivienne to discuss their book and the state of theatre in New Zealand today with other leading playwrights.

Michelanne Forster is a prolific playwright and author who held the University of Auckland Residency at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in 2011.

Vivienne Plumb is a playwright, poet and fiction writer who has also won numerous awards and fellowships.

When: Sunday November 9, 2014
Time: 4 pm start
Where: Michael King Writers' Centre, Summit Rd, Takarunga Mt Victoria, Devonport
Cost: Free
Bookings: Spaces may be limited, so bookings are recommended (by November 7).
Phone: 09 445 5485 Email:

This event is part of the Devonport Arts Festival, which is on from November 8 to 16.
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Look out for two more Michael King Writers’ Centre events in the festival:

Small Stories from Two Decades – poet Michele Leggott
Kerr St Artspace, Kerr St, Devonport
Wednesday November 12, 6 pm

Hello Girls & Boys! Welcome to the Antiques Roadshow of Toys – with author David Veart
Michael King Writers’ Centre, Takarunga Mt Victoria, Devonport
Bring your favourite toys for an assessment
Free - $5 koha for each toy assessment
Sunday November 16, 2 pm to 4 pm
Author talk - 2 pm
Antiques Roadshow of Toys and Collectables - from 2.30 pm


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