We Can Make A Life
Young prize-winning New Zealand writer Chessie Henry is in conversation with local author Michelle Johnston about We Can Make A Life, a big-hearted memoir about her family’s journey of recovery after the Christchurch earthquake. It includes a memorable portrait of her father, a rural GP who is intent on saving everyone but himself.
Chessie Henry was born in 1992 and grew up in Christchurch and Kaikōura. Her personal essays have been published in The Spinoff and The Wireless, and she currently works as a freelance copywriter. She first studied writing at Massey University, and went on to gain her Master’s in Creative Writing from Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters. We Can Make a Life was awarded the E.K McCormick Best First Book Award for General Non-fiction at the 2019 Ockham New Zealand book Awards.
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Sun 23 Feb 1pm