Events 2011

Creating Stories from History: Heritage Festival open afternoon at the MKWC

25 September 2011 - 2 pm to 4 pm

The Friends of the Michael King Writers' Centre will host an open afternoon at the centre as part of Auckland's Heritage Festival. 

The open afternoon will begin at 2 pm on Sunday 25 September, with a talk by The University of Auckland/Creative New Zealand Fellow at the MKWC, Michelanne Forster, who will talk about Creating stories from history:   Issues, dilemmas and practical advice. She will discuss the steps she would take to write a story about the Signalman's House. 

After Michelanne's talk, visitors will be able to look around the centre, enjoy the view over the Waitemata Harbour and have a browse around the collections in the old Signalman's House. You will be welcome to join the Friends for a cuppa. This is a free event and can be combined with a walk around Mt Victoria/Takarunga to look at some of the other historical sites on the mountain.

There are a wide range of events and activities as part of the Heritage Festival, which is supported  by the Auckland Council. 


The historic Signalman's House

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