Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Events: Paddy Richardson in Top of the South

Paddy Richardson
Acclaimed New Zealand crime writer and former Ngaio Marsh Award finalist Paddy Richardson (HUNTING BLIND), who is a strong contender for the 2015 Award with her latest novel SWIMMING IN THE DARK, will be making some appearances later this week in the gorgeous Nelson and Tasman regions.

Keen readers and aspiring writers both have a chance to meet Paddy at the Richmond Library on Thursday, with the former Waimea College student doing a lunchtime author talk (12pm-1pm) followed by a two-hour writers' workshop (2pm-4pm). It's a great chance for those in the Top of the South to meet one of New Zealand's finest contemporary authors, and learn more about her books and the writing process.

“It’s always a great opportunity for anyone serious about their writing to spend time with an established published author”, says Tasman District Libraries’ Collections Librarian Ruth Lawley. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer this workshop to our local writers.”

For those who can't make the lunchtime or afternoon sessions, on Thursday evening Paddy will be appearing at the Nelson Library (6.15pm), in discussion with Stella Chrysostomou of the famous and award-winning Page & Blackmore's Bookshop (rated New Zealand's best bookshop).

So if you're a lover of books, fine writing, crime fiction, or just great discussions with interesting people, head along on Thursday to meet Paddy Richardson. I've had the pleasure of appearing with Paddy at author events in other centres, and she's an absolute delight. I'd highly recommend that Top of the South readers head along to the Richmond or Nelson Libraries on Thursday.

You can find out more about the sessions here.

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