Wai Word - Map for the Heart - Jillian Sullivan

19 June 2022 3:00pm

Carterton Events Centre

Author and environmentalist
will present
her latest book of essays,
set in Ida Valley, Central Otago.

Sullivan will discuss building her own strawbale home, walking the length of the Manuherekia Rive, and writing MAP FOR THE HEART.

Presentation. Q + A. Book-signing.
And a short Open Mic.

"Jillian is one of those increasingly rare creatures – an ethical writer. She speaks and lives the words that are committed to the page. Her incisive writing reminds us that being human comes with the call to responsibility for our actions, our relationships, our treatment of the land and all that has life. When I read this new volume of work, I feel like being a better person." - Mike Riddell, at the launch of the book.

JILLIAN SULLIVAN lives and writes in the Ida Valley, Central Otago. Her 12 published books include creative non-fiction, novels, memoir, short story collections and poetry. She teaches writing workshops in New Zealand and the US. Once the drummer in a women’s indie pop band, her passion now is natural building and earth plastering.

'Map for the Heart' - her most recent book - is published by Otago University Press. OUP describes it as ‘a haunting collection of essays braiding history and memoir with environmentalism. It leads readers to the core of the questions that persist throughout a life: who to love, how to love, how to be independent and yet how to live a moral life that also cares for others’.

‘The writing so beautiful it fills me with wonder, laughter and tears’.
-Joy Cowley

Carterton Events Centre Foyer.
All welcome. Koha.
Please wear a mask.

Wai Word is a free community programme, with big thanks to Carterton Events Centre, Almo's Books, Carterton Creative Communities and Otago University Press.

The year 2022 marks the 10th year that Wai Word has brought writers to the region. 

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