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Exciting Auckland Museum event with Simon Grigg
Simon Grigg, author of upcoming book 'How Bizarre', will be one of the guest speakers at this years LATE: Songs of the City, by the Auckland Museum.
'Chaired by broadcaster Russell Brown, explore the city's vibrant music scene with some of the people and performers behind it. Your esteemed panel of speakers for the evening includes DJ and hip hop legend Phil Bell (DJ Sir Vere), Aotearoa musical pioneer and icon Dave Dobbyn, AudioCulture≠s Creative Director and local music authority Simon Grigg, and co-creator of the iconic pop culture series Outrageous Fortune, Rachel Lang.'
Book your tickets while they're still available here
Want to hear the fabulous John Saker talk about his new book Open Looks: My life in basketball?
You can listen to his Radio NZ interview here with Kathryn Ryan; or read his Q&A with Otago Daily Times sports editor Hayden Meikle here.
Tragedy at Pike River Mine by Rebecca Macfie has won the New Zealand Post Book Best First Book Award for Non-fiction in 2014.
Davinia Caddy will be appearing at this year's Christchurch Writers Festival.