Overland magazine in Aotearoa / New Zealand
5:30pm, Thursday 4 June
Vic Books (Kelburn Campus)
Easterfield Building, Gate 4
1 Kelburn Parade, Wellington
Come celebrate the launch of a special New Zealand issue of one of Australia’s oldest literary magazines! Next week, Overland is publishing its first-ever edition dedicated exclusively to the work of some of our closest writerly neighbours.
The issue showcases the finest literary talent from across the country including fiction from Pip Adam, poetry from Murray Edmond and Selina Tusitala Marsh, nonfiction from Nicky Hager, Morgan Godfery, John Clarke and Faisal al-Asaad, and artwork from Marian Maguire. Its essays travel from the kava circles of Tonga to the streets of Ferguson and Gaza; from the Waikato at war to provincial New Zealand in the 1970s; from the offices of the ‘Daily Telegraph’ in London to the locations in which one might meet a whistleblower.
The launch will feature readings from the writers, and a few words from the editors Giovanni Tiso, Jolisa Gracewood, Robert Sullivan, and Jacinda Woodhead.
The evening will be a chance to mingle with the issue’s editors and writers and make some long-lasting connections across the Pacific. The issue will be for sale on the night.
This is a free event. Food and wine will be supplied.