If you're in Auckland on March 7th, why not drop in to Mangere Bridge Library and let someone read you a story?
For anyone in Auckland on March 7th, you are invited to a NZ Book Month event, put on by the Auckland branch of SpecFic NZ. It features a panel of published specfic writers, where each will give a short reading from their work followed by a Q&A session.
The panel so far is:
Grant Stone - SF short story writer extraordinaire and twice winner of the Sir Julius Vogel short story category
Grace Bridges - President of SpecFic NZ, SF novelist, and independent publisher of Splashdown Books and Waitemata Books ( NZ fiction)
Darian Smith - award winning short story writer of both fantasy and literary fiction
Elaine Smith - multi-media artist and author, she writes contemporary and SF short stories, as well as art works featuring a variety of media.
Lila Richards - dark fantasy novelist and medieval specialist (http://tinyurl.com/arzs8sk)
Come along for a great evening if you are interested in speculative fiction (Sf, fantasy, horror, and anything vaguely related), want to meet others with a like interest and listen to Auckland SpecFic authors.
Place: Mangere Bridge Library, 5 Church Rd, Mangere Bridge. There is car parking right beside it, and a park for the kids to run around in just outside if you can't get baby sitters.
Time : 6.30 - 8pm
Date: Thursday, 7th March.
To get there, take the first off ramp just past Mangere bridge when heading to the airport on the Southwestern motorway. If coming from the airport direction, take the Coronation Rd off ramp. The library is just behind the shops on the western side.