8 March 2024

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Phone 07 823 3838

Contact Person Dee Atkinson

Email dee.atkinson@waipadc.govt.nz

Website https://www.waipalibraries.org.nz/events/the-business-of-being-a-writer-with-elizabeth-kirkby-mcleod/284

The reality of being a writer, either full-time or part-time, is more than a calling to creativity. Understanding the basic principles of the industry as a business is key to a productive writing career. In an engaging and interactive session, writer Elizabeth (Libby) Kirkby-McLeod will take you through the basics of writing as a business.

Elizabeth (Libby) Kirkby-McLeod is a New Zealand author whose poetry and writing have appeared in a range of New Zealand journals, online publications, and in a public art installation. She has written several books, including her poetry collection Family Instructions Upon Release (Cuba Press), children’s series Eugene’s Island, and is the editor of Lit: stories from home (OneTree House). She is an active member of the New Zealand Society of Authors,  producing the NZSA Oral History Podcast series, and also works part-time as a Waikato reporter for Radio New Zealand. Visit https://ekirkbymcleodauthor.com/ for more.

Please allow up to an hour and a half.

Payment $10 cash only (in advance) to Cambridge Library to confirm your registration. Numbers limited. Registration via the website.

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