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Literary Salon – Stanza 15 – POSTCARD STORIES
The iconic Browsers Bookshop and Meteor Theatre Literary Salons return!
And Salon #15 will stimulate your imagination and senses- we present:
Richard Von Sturmer – Postcard Stories
Richard von Sturmer is an acclaimed New Zealand writer. Postcard Stories, his seventh book, reproduces 100 full-colour evocative postcards from around the world. Grouped into themes and accompanied by brief narratives that link them into magical stories, each postcard is accompanied by a commentary in poetry or prose. An accomplished work of the imagination, Postcard Stories is described as “At once sweeping and intricate, gorgeous and austere.”
Stimulating the imagination of the reader, at this Salon the rich visual material in the book will be presented live on stage, by The Floral Clocks (Richard Von Sturmer together with musician, Gabriel White). They will give a unique performance featuring a series of wonderfully intriguing postcards projected on stage and accompanied by songs, poems and stories.
So settle back in a comfy chair, grab a free drink and some nibbles to enjoy this literary and sensory experience at Literary Salon #15! There will be a Q&A session after the performance, in the tradition Salon style. Tickets are $15 each and include a free drink and nibbles. Tickets available from Browsers Bookshop, Door Sales at The Meteor or via the ticketing link.
Richard von Sturmer is a songwriter, performer, film-maker and the author of six previous books including A Network of Dissolving Threads (AUP, 1991) and the acclaimed This Explains Everything (Atuanui Press 2016). He is well known for having written the lyrics to Blam Blam Blam’s ‘There is No Depression in New Zealand’ which has become the country’s alternate national anthem. His poetry and prose have appeared in journals such as The New Zealand Listener, brief, Landfall and Sport.
The Floral Clocks are a duo comprised of artist, poet, musician & film-maker Richard von Sturmer and performer, writer and filmmaker Gabriel White, both of whom have had legendary careers in New Zealand. Von Sturmer and White have been working together as The Floral Clocks since 2014, with von Sturmer writing lyrics which White sets to music. Their sophomore album A Beautiful Shade of Blue was released in May 2017 to critical acclaim. https://thefloralclocks.bandcamp.com/