‘We need to have a conversation about our country.’ That was the proposition I eagerly agreed to when invited to talk about Shirley Smith: An Examined Life at the forthcoming Featherstone Booktown’s Words in Winter series.
The icing on the cake is that I’ll be talking to Linda Clark. Linda is well known as a brilliant interviewer, but is also a lawyer and, like Shirley Smith, came to the law as a second career. There are other parallels between these two outstanding New Zealand women. I must remember that I am not the interviewer but I’ll be very interested in Linda’s take on the book.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday 27 June at Kiwi Hall, 62 Bell Street, Featherstone.
The series also includes Alan Duff and Becky Manawatu this weekend, and there are more to follow! For further information, see Booktown.