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Category: Book Launch

Chain Reaction 2015

This years Chain Reaction mass book launch was poetry based and for some reason many people are afraid of poetry so it was good to see that the numbers for this years event were still high. Overcoming any poetry phobia was well worth it as the audience was entranced by the recited poems. David Eggleton spoke… Read More

Chain Reaction Book Launch at The Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival 2014

The Athenaeum Library was the venue for Chain Reaction a book launch for five Otago authors.  New works by Vincent O’Sullivan, Owen Marshall, Paddy Richardson, Breton Dukes and Kay McKenzie Cooke were featured as well as short speech from David Eggleton in his role as editor of Landfall.  The event was hosted by the University… Read More

Book Launch

On Thursday 28 November, the Athenaeum library hosted the launch of the recently completed history of the Athenaeum & Mechanics’ Institute “Reading Matters’, written by well known Dunedin broadcaster and historian, Jim Sullivan.  Over 50 members and friends of the Athenaeum attended the launch including the Deputy Mayor, Chris Staynes,  who officially launched the book… Read More

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