The New Zealand Book Council Lecture: Owen Marshall - The Pony Club

The New Zealand Book Council Lecture: Owen Marshall - The Pony Club

The New Zealand Book Council Lecture has become a prominent part of the literary landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand. It provides an opportunity for one of our country’s leading writers to discuss an aspect of literature close to their heart.

The Lecture seeks to enlighten – and also provoke. As James K. Baxter said: “It is reasonable and necessary that… every poet should be a prophet.”

Our 2017 prophet is renowned short story writer and novelist Owen Marshall. Many critics rank Marshall among the finest, if not the finest, of New Zealand’s short story writers. Owen will explore the nature of the short story and its role within society; share his own personal history with the short story; and discuss his favorite writers and their craft.

2017 / ​​The Pony Club

 

Owen Marshall

Short stories: yay or neigh?

New Zealand’s foremost short story writer Owen Marshall examines and challenges perceptions around short form literature in his 2017 New Zealand Book Council Lecture. Taking us from attempts to classify the nature of the short story to his personal favourites both past and present, Owen’s thought-provoking lecture will have you questioning: is the short story merely the work of lesser writers? Or at its best, a poetry of prose?

To be delivered at the Wellington Club 6pm November 2nd 2017
Free event, but spaces are limited
Please email rsvp@bookcouncil.org.nz to express your interest in attending.