Megan Dunn writes about mermaids and contemporary New Zealand art. Her first book, Tinderbox, was about the end of Borders bookstores, Ray Bradbury and Julie Christie’s hair. But not necessarily in that order. She likes jokes. Even bad jokes. Her memoir Things I Learned at Art School is as honest as Karl Ove, as intellectual as Adrian Mole and as sassy as a Sweet Valley High. True story.
Events at Word
FUNNIER AND WEIRDERSaturday, 28th August 6:00 pm
You discover that some of New Zealand's weirdest satirists are gathering at Foundation for a drink. You go along to hear readings from Sharon Lam, Murdoch Stephens, Rebecca K Reilly, Nathan Joe and Megan Dunn, with Ray Shipley as your host. Afterwards, you're never quite the same.
MEGAN DUNN: THINGS I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOLSaturday, 28th August 11:30 am
Megan Dunn, author of 2018’s brilliant memoir Tinderbox, now turns her eye for the absurd on her days at art school. Her new book is a comic journey through pop culture and contemporary art, childhood obsessions and more. With chair Aaron Kreisler.