PLEASE JOIN US for a special Poetry Reading as part of our next Open Studio afternoon at NZ Pacific Studio, Sunday 28 September.
Reading: 2:30pm, Sunday 28 September/ Open Studio: 2:00 to 5:00pm. 
Carolyn McCurdie
Carolyn McCurdie is a Dunedin writer of fiction and poetry. With her short stories she won the Lilian Ida Smith Award in 1998, and her collection Albatross was published in 2014 by e-publisher Rosa Mira Books. Her children’s' novel The Unquiet was published by Longacre Press in 2006, and this book was included in Storylines' Notable Books List of 2007. Carolyn's poetry has been widely published and has won prizes and been honourably mentioned in several competitions. A poetry collection, Bones in the Octagon will be published by Makaro Press in 2015. Carolyn is active in the live poetry scene in Dunedin, and as a member of the Octagon Poets Collective helps organise regular readings in the Circadian Rhythm Café.
Watch her read on Dunedin TV.

Jodie Dalgleish
Arts advisor, writer and critic, Jodie Dalgleish will read poems from a collection started while directing NZ Pacific Studio in 2013. Jodie’s poems enjoy the potential of language and speech to create imagery in the minds of readers and listeners. She writes intensely of everyday experience with a sense of fantasy and melancholic humour, often exploring the poetic capacity of other 'disciplines' such as history, philosophy and science.   
Also in residence: Writer and House Manager Zoë Meager and Graham Connell, a painter and filmmaker from New York City.
Zoe's short stories have appeared in US, UK, and NZ-based publications, including 'Hue and Cry' and 'Granta.' Her work has been shortlisted for a number of prizes, and in 2013 she won the Pacific Regional Commonwealth Short Story Prize. While at NZ Pacific Studio she is working on a novella of historical fiction about a NZ soldier in WWII Crete. This is based on research undertaken with the award of a NZ Society of Authors–Auckland War Memorial Museum National Research Grant.
FIND US: we are two minutes drive north of Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, and 20 minutes drive north of Masterton.
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