27 Aug 2015

Thursday 27 August 2015

Thursday, 27 August | 7.30pm
The Great Hall, King's College
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This year, as one of the highlights of our Literacy Week programme, we are introducing an evening event entitled ‘Untamed Stories'.

Six storytellers will each speak for 10 minutes with no notes, music, special effects or supporting technology.  They'll tell a story based on our chosen theme for the evening, ‘Turning Points’.

We are thrilled to announce one of the speakers will be Fraser Brown (Major, 1988-1992), actor and creative producer. Fraser’s acting highlights include “Archie Baxter” in Field Punishment No 1, The Insiders Guide to Happiness and upcoming feature films 25 April and The Patriarch.

Joining him will be Tim Wilson, novelist, former TVNZ US correspondent and current Seven Sharp reporter, along with our very own Tasesa Lavea, First XV coach and former professional rugby player.

A younger perspective of the untamed story will come from Nicolas Yan. Nicolas is a Year 13 student from Peart House. He has recently returned from the United States after winning the prestigious College Board Writing Prize. Nicholas’s essay on Martin Luther King’s 'I have a dream' speech will be printed in the September issue of The Atlantic.

You'll hear from journalist and broadcaster Ali Ikram, who has most recently worked as a reporter on the Campbell Live programme and will also be the next King's College Writer-In-Residence.

Seating will be around a raised platform in the centre of the hall and drinks will be available for audience members over 18. Due to the serving of alcohol students will be seated upstairs.

This will follow the same format as similar ventures such as the successful, ‘True Stories Out Loud’ run through the Basement Theatre in recent years. We welcome the wider King’s community, as well as staff and students, to attend.  However, please note that the evening is unsuitable for young children who are not yet at secondary school.

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