24 Aug 2015

Monday 24 August 2015

Literacy Week is currently being celebrated at King’s College with a number of activities. Our writer-in-Residence for the week is Ali Ikram.

Ali Ikram is a journalist and broadcaster. Most recently he worked as a reporter on the Campbell Liveprogramme. He writes a column on fame for Fairfax newspapers and one on art for the Weekend Herald. In his TV career, Ali reported on the Asian Tsunami from Banda Aceh, the Coral Burrows murder inquiry and the Christchurch Earthquake. As a satirist, he composed and performed the Week In Karaoke song series and once risked arrest to deface Labour election billboards with theface of the party's own leader. He lives in Auckland and is currently unemployed.

On Wednesday we will be joined by David Riley Kiwi author, teacher and Reading Warrior. David will be visiting a number of English classes during the day. For more information about David and his work visit his website, Reading Warrior.

Untamed Stories will be run on Thursday evening with Ali Ikram, Tim Wilson, Fraser Brown, Dita De Boni, member of staff Tasesa Lavea and Year 13 College Board Writing Prize winner Nicholas Yang. To read more about the evening and book tickets click here.

At lunchtime on Friday we will be holding a version of the comedy panel show 'Would I lie to you'. There will be a Teachers vs. Students tournament. Contestants will have to bluff about their deepest secrets and the opposing team will have to find out which ones are true. 

Tim Wilson With School House Students

Journalist Tim Wilson and students.