Author Paddy Richardson To Visit Tasman

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Otago author Paddy Richardson will share her inspiration and expertise at two author talks and a writers’ workshop in the region next month.

The author of two short story collections and five crime novels, Paddy’s latest offering Swimming in the Dark has received critical acclaim and has been longlisted for the prestigious Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel 2015.

Paddy will be talking about her life and work as a crime writer at Richmond Library on Thursday 18 June at 12.00 noon. Or you can catch her at Nelson Library from 6.15pm where she’ll be in conversation about her latest and highly acclaimed novel Swimming in the Dark with Page & Blackmore’s Stella Chrysostomou.

In addition to her two talks, Paddy will be delivering a writers’ workshop at Richmond Library from 2.00-4.00pm on Thursday 18 June. Workshop participants will learn how to develop convincing and strong fictional characters.

“It’s always a great opportunity for anyone serious about their writing to spend time with an established published author”, says Tasman’s Collections Librarian Ruth Lawley. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer this workshop to our local writers.”

Paddy’s visit to the Nelson-Tasman region is thanks to Nelson Booksellers Page and Blackmore, Tasman District Libraries, Nelson Public Libraries and Upstart Press.

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