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20th Annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture

28 Oct, 2023

The Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture is a public occasion celebrating the life and literary legacy of Frank Sargeson, Hamilton’s most famous writer.

Fergus Barrowman, Aotearoa’s leading publisher of new fiction and poetry will reflect on his career as a reader, publisher and editor, focusing on the reading practices that enable discovery. What is it like encountering a writer for the first time, and working with them over many books and years? And what has changed in forty years?

At this year’s lecture we will announce the winners of the Sargeson Prize competition, New Zealand’s richest short story prize.

For more information and registration visit waikato.ac.nz/go/sargeson

Light refreshments served from 5pm.

Co-hosted by Friends of Hamilton Public Libraries

Photo credit: Ebony Lamb


28 Oct, 2023
5:15pm - 7:15pm


University of Waikato, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
Knighton Road

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20th Annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture