Dr Majella Cullinane provides an overview of Irish women who left for New Zealand in the nineteenth century and focuses on four women whose personal histories have inspired Majella's poetry and fiction. This talk will also briefly allude to Majella's own family's story of emigration and explore how creative writers use historical 'fact' imaginatively.
Originally from Limerick, Majella Cullinane has lived in New Zealand since 2008 and writes fiction, poetry and essays. Her debut novel The Life of De’Ath was longlisted for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Fiction. Her second poetry collection Whisper of a Crow’s Wing was published by Otago University Press and Salmon Poetry, Ireland in 2018, and selected as The New Zealand Listener’s Ten Best Poetry Books of 2018. She's currently a Professional Practice Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Otago, where she also completed her PhD in Creative Practice last year.
Toitū OSM – Auditorium
Free - Capacity 120
Please note: This talk will only proceed during COVID-19 Level 1