Master Class – Ghostwriting with Margie Thomson

Auckland Writers Festival 21 May 2023

Thomson leads a class on this oddest of genres – the art of writing in the first person, in a voice that’s not your own. How do we capture a subject’s life in a way that lifts it off the page and into the hearts of readers? Margie’s many books have brought the stories of extraordinary people to wide audiences, including John Kirwan, Stan Walker and Ruby Tui. Explore interviewing/listening, voice and structure, and the necessity and magic of finding connection with people who may be very different to ourselves.

July 21 (Sunday), 2pm

Ōtāhuhu Library

Ōtāhuhu Pātaka Kōrero

In conversation with Christine O’Brien from the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board.

28/30 Mason Ave, Otahuhu, Auckland 1062

August 21 (Wednesday), 6pm

Grey Lynn Library

In conversation with Finlay Macdonald. Supported by the Women’s Bookshop.

474 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, 1021

August 25 (Sunday), 2pm

Glenfield Library

90 Bentley Ave, Glenfield, 0629

August 27 (Thursday), 10.30am

Pakuranga Library

7 Aylesbury St, Pakuranga, 2010

August 28 (Wednesday), midday

Sir Edmund Hillary Library (Papakura)

209 Great South Road, Papakura, 2110

September 5 (Thursday), 6.30pm

Howick Library

25 Uxbridge Road, Howick  2014

September 6 (Friday), 10.30am

Waiuku Library

Civic Centre 10 King St, Waiuku, Auckland 2123

September 12 (Thursday), 6pm

Te Atatu Library

595 Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula, 0610

Dates TBA at Te Manawa Westgate and East Coast Bays.