Guest authors for November

Acclaimed authors and historians Alexa Johnston, Peter Wells and Keith Newman will take part in events in November.

Will the real history please stand up? asks how writers presenting history arrive at their stories. How  does a researcher decide what to leave in and what to leave out? Are there elements of personal interpretation and reflection which come into play, and does that alter the slant? Find out in this interesting session.

Ladies, a Plate pays tribute to the skills of earlier generations of home cooks. In this event for the young at heart held at a local retirement village, Alexa will discuss her passion for baking and how she combined it with her knowledge of New Zealand history.