In Conversation: Frankie McMillan & Kevin Ireland

Kerr Street Artspace
Kerr Street at the foot of Takarunga, Mt Victoria
Devonport, Auckland

FrankieandKevin.PNGAs part of Anzac commemorations, Frankie McMillan and Kevin Ireland are in conversation to read and discuss poetry relating to war.

Frankie McMillan is an award winning short story writer and poet. Her latest book, My Mother and the Hungarians and other small fictions, was longlisted for the 2017 NZ Ockham Book Awards. In 2005 she was awarded the Creative New Todd Bursary. Other awards include winner of the New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition in 2009 and winner of the New Zealand Flash Fiction Competition in 2013 and 2015. In 2014 she held the Ursula Bethell writing residency at Canterbury University and in 2017 the University of Auckland/ Michael King writing residency. She is currently residing at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Devonport.

Poet, novelist, librettist and more recently, painter, Kevin Ireland is a loved Devonport local, a keen fisherman and man of the world. One of the original “sons of Sargeson”, he is now among the country’s most renown and awarded poets.He was awarded an OBE for services to literature and received a Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in 2004.

All welcome. Entry is koha at the door.