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Landmarks - Owen Marshall | Grahame Sydney | Brian Turner

Thursday 20th May, 7pm

Brought to you by Paper Plus Waipukurau


Join old mates writer Owen Marshall, artist Grahame Sydney, and poet Brian Turner, in the beautiful Municipal Theatre, Waipawa. Chaired by Hamish Saxton (CEO, Hawke's Bay Tourism), they will share stories, reminisce and talk of their deep connection to the wide plains and vast skies of Central Otago.

We are beyond delighted to have this talented team open our 2021 Readers and Writers Festival and do hope you can join us.

Owen Marshall is a novelist, short story writer, poet and anthologist, and has written, or edited, over thirty books.  He has held fellowships at the universities of Canterbury, Massey and Otago, and in Menton, France.  In 2000 his novel Harlequin Rex won the Montana New Zealand Book Awards Deutz Medal for fiction.  Marshall is an adjunct professor at the University of Canterbury, which awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in 2002.  He received  the ONZM in 2000 and the CNZM in 2012 for services to literature, and in 2013 the Prime Minister's Award for Fiction.

Grahame Sydney has become one of New Zealand’s most significant and enduring artists. His work spans over 4 decades and encompasses oils, watercolours, egg tempera, lithographs, etching and photography.
Always a willing writer, Sydney is the author or significant contributor to several other books including: ‘Landmarks’ 2020 (a companion piece to ‘Timeless Land’ written in collaboration with Brian Turner and Owen Marshall), ‘Grahame Sydney Paintings: 1974 – 2014’, Grahame Sydney’s Central Otago’  2011 (photographs), ‘Promised Land’ 2009 (gold history of Central Otago) and the much loved ‘Timeless Land’ (1995 [now in its fifth reprint]).’
He has been awarded an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services to painting.

Brian Turner is a well-known New Zealand writer and a member of one of his country's most famous sporting families. Turner is a former New Zealand hockey player, and has published best-selling sports biographies (with Colin Meads, Josh Kronfeld, Anton Oliver and Glenn Turner). His many other works include poetry, TV scripts, plays, and non-fiction offerings. Turner has won multiple awards for his works,and was the Te Mata Estate NZ Poet Laureate 2003-2005.

To find out more about the authors and our chairperson for this event, please click here

Organisers of the Festival would like to thank Paper Plus Waipukurau and the Waipawa Municipal Theatre for generously supporting this event.