brief

The other New Zealand literary journal

Month: July 2017

Poetry reading, Auckland

Kanohi Ki Te Kanohi – Face to Face

Face to Face Poetry reading
Who: Bob Orr, Iain Britton, Ruby Porter, Makyla Curtis, Vaughan Rapatahana, Olivia Macassey, Selina Tusitala Marsh
When: Friday 11 August, 7-8.30 pm
Where: Time Out Bookstore, 432 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland.

 

 

Unique, original and incredibly gifted!

Book Launch: David Lyndon Brown, White City

Book launch for White City (Titus Books, 2017)

Who: Author David Lyndon Brown. Speakers include Olwyn Stewart, Tony O’Brien, Tim Leath
When: Thursday 27 July, 5.30 pm
Where: Albion Hotel – downstairs function room, 119 Hobson Street, Central Auckland.

White City by David Lyndon BrownWhite City is a collection of short stories set mostly in and around Auckland’s Albert Park.

 ‘No booze, no nothing for a week,’ I told her. ‘Just you and me and the good air and the sun and the sea.’

I can still see her curled up on that bed, the sound of the waves coming in through the window, peacefully sleeping like a little girl. We only lasted four days, but it was the best four days of my life.

Now Melissa’s fucked. We don’t get together so much. She’s too busy working the parlours for white.

“Brown treats his characters with clear-eyed generosity, but never condescension. They are often resourceful though lacking in resources, and tender, if tenuous, connections are made between characters that are not firmly connected to the mainstream grid.”

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