That ‘Inviolate Place’; with Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp

Friday 16th February – That ‘Inviolate Place’ – The Inkbox Oamaru – 6.30 – 8.15pm

Janet Frame wrote, “…there must be an inviolate place where the choices and decisions, however imperfect, are the writer’s own, where the decision must be as individual and solitary as birth or death.”

We get an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes with two of New Zealand’s leading writers; Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp – award-winning writers at the top of their game and both are nominees for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

With each highly acclaimed writer interviewing the other, expect an intimate evening of shared good humour, spontaneity and revelation.

Writers and readers alike will delight in this exclusive insight into the makings of world class literature.

  • Q&A Session – Catherine Chidgey & Kate Camp
  • The Inkbox Oamaru, 70 Thames Street Oamaru
  • Opera House Café and Bar open from 5.30pm
  • Earlybird tickets are $20.00 plus service fees until 1 February only!
  • General Admission $25.00 plus service fees.

Please note: best priced tickets are available at the Oamaru Opera House. Ticket Direct will incur a collection fee per ticket.

Tickets are strictly limited. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets available from the Oamaru Opera House and Ticket Direct.

About Catherine Chidgey

Catherine Chidgey is a novelist and short story writer whose first novel, In a Fishbone Church, was a critically acclaimed multi-award winner, and a New Zealand bestseller.

Among numerous awards, Chidgey received a Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship in 1998, and is a member of the Sargeson Trust. She was awarded the 2001 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship, the inaugural Glenn Schaeffer Prize in Modern Letters in 2002, and in 2005 she received the Robert Burns Fellowship. In 2016 Chidgey published her fourth novel, The Wish Child, which was awarded the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Her latest book is The Beat of the Pendulum (Victoria University Press), which has been longlisted for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards – Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize.

About Kate Camp

Kate Camp is a poet. Her first collection, Unfamiliar Legends of the Stars, won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry at the 1999 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. In 2002 Camp was the Writer in Residence at Waikato University publishing On Kissing at the end of that year. She was the recipient of the 2011 Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers’ Residency and her book, The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls won the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Award for Poetry. In 2013, Snow White’s Coffin was a finalist in the Poetry category of the 2013 New Zealand Post Book Awards and in 2016 she was the recipient of the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship.

Camp is also a reviewer and essayist, and is a familiar voice on Radio NZ as Kate’s Klassics on Kim Hill’s Saturday radio programme. Her writing has also been published in an impressive range of journals. Heat (Australia), Landfall, New Zealand Books, North and South, NZ Listener, Sport, Takahe, and the online magazine Turbine. She has had poems selected for Best New Zealand Poems in 2001, 2002 and 2003. In 2003 and again in 2006, she was short listed for the prestigious $60,000 Prize in Modern Letters.
A new collection of poetry, The Internet of Things (Victoria University Press), was published in 2017 and has been longlisted for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards – Poetry Award.

Come join us for this one-off, Oamaru-only event. We couldn’t be more proud to welcome Catherine and Kate to Oamaru. To download the flier below click  here.

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