Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dunedin Writers

This year to mark the Dunedin Heritage Festival, the Southern Heritage Trust decided to make an audio compilation of eleven Dunedin writers, called Hear Our Writers.

This isn't a project that received a lot of attention, unfortunately, and I only acquired the CD of it this week. In fact, I am ashamed to admit until this week I knew nothing about it.

The writers who you hear, or hear about in the recordings are:

John Barr
Charles Thatcher
Thomas Bracken
AH Reed
Charles Brasch
Ruth Dallas
Hone Tuwhare
Janet Frame
James K Baxter
Roger Hall
Cilla McQueen.

The cool thing is you don't have to buy a CD to hear this as the audio files are all on line on the Southern Heritage Trust website.

Have a listen.


Anonymous said...

Roger Hall?

Aspiring Writer said...

Thanks, Vanda. I enjoyed listening to Hone - had a smile on my face as I listened to Sun. I've bookmarked the site so I can learn about the others.

Vanda Symon said...

Roger lived in Dunedin from 1977 - 1995 and had a very close association with our Fortune Theatre. We'll claim him!

Hugh Macmillan said...

Thanks for the links to the Dunedin Writers' voices.