Events 2012

An hour with Chris Else - Fiction: How it works and why we need it

26 April 2012 - 6 pm for 6.30 pm

Lower Hutt novelist and fiction writer Chris Else, the current writer in residence at the Michael King Writers' Centre, will speak at an event at the Takapuna Library on Thursday April 26.

He will talk about Fiction: How it works and why we need it.

Chris has been working at the centre since early March and is nearing the end of his residency. He is working on a novel set in Auckland in the 1970s. 

He has published six novels and two collections of short stories. With his wife Barbara Else, he also runs the TFS Literary Agency and Assessment Service, which offers manuscript assessment, mentoring and agency services to new and established writers. 

He has had a major involvement in many of New Zealand's literary organisations, including the NZ Society of Authors and Copyright Licensing Ltd. 

The event is organised by the Friends of the Michael King Writers' Centre, the Friends of Takapuna Library and the Devonport Library Associates. 

Refreshments will be served from 6 pm, with the author talk from 6.30 pm.

Admission is $5 at the door and bookings are recommended. To make a booking, please contact Helen Woodhouse at Takapuna Library:

Ph: 09 486 8469


Chris Else - photo by Reg Graham