Last week Te Papa hosted 90 students from Wellington-area schools for a special speed date. Of the literary kind.
The event starred contributors to the recent Te Papa Press publication The Curioseum: Collected Stories of the Odd and Marvellous, including Dave Armstrong, James Brown, Sarah Laing and Jo Randerson, as well as children’s author Philippa Werry, and was held in association with the Writers in Schools programme run by the New Zealand Book Council.
The students were divided into groups and spent time with each author on a short writing or drawing activity. Hence the term ‘speed date’.
It was a morning of intense creativity.
Thanks to our event partners the New Zealand Book Council and our wonderful authors for making this event happen.
By Jean-Marie O’Donnell, Multimedia Producer