2018 Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture
Barbara Else, author of the fantastical Tales of Fontania Quartet, and of Go Girl, this year’s book of true stories about extraordinary New Zealand women, presents the third Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture. Each festival we invite a writer to celebrate and honour Mahy’s extraordinary imagination. After recent discussion about the dearth of children’s stories featuring female protagonists, and in a suffrage celebration year, the time could not be better for Barbara to consider gender and imagination in storytelling, and to explore our need for story and voice. Introduced by Kate de Goldi.
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