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Pukapuka Talks: Not Just for Laughs

Saturday 24th October 2020

Guided by local writer Ro Cambridge, Eamonn Marra and Lil O’Brien will explore the relationship between tragedy and comedy, and how it is possible to engage readers in important stories by using humour. 

Eamonn Marra’s debut novel 2000ft Above Worry Level begins on the sad part of the internet and ends at the top of a cliff face. This episodic novel is piloted by a young, anhedonic, gentle, slightly disassociated man. He has no money. He has a supportive but disintegrating family. He is trying hard to be better. He is painting a never-ending fence.

Lil O’Brien’s memoir, Not That I’d Kiss A Girl, is a heartbreaking and hilarious true story of coming out as gay in New Zealand. Lil accidentally outed herself to her parents at the age of 19. Half an hour later she found herself on the side of the road, with instructions to come back and pick up her suitcase the next day. What follows is a heartbreaking yet hugely funny story of a young Kiwi girl coming to grips with her sexuality.

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Photo credits: Ebony Lamb (left) and Troy Godall (right)


October 24


Sat 24 Oct, 1.30pm (60 mins)


Nelson & suburbs


The Suter Art Gallery and Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$16 plus service fee

Tickets from Eventfinda ph. 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).


Ph. +64 (0)21 555 473

Additional Info

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