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Patricia Lockwood: No One is Talking About This: CANCELLED

Patricia Lockwood: No One is Talking About This: CANCELLED

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  • Sun 6 Mar, 10:00am – 11:00am


Hannah Playhouse, 12 Cambridge Terrace, Te Aro, Wellington


All Ages

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  • General Admission: $19.00

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In No One Is Talking About This Patricia Lockwood captures the online experience. The novel/memoir/auto-fiction takes us inside the mind of someone who is intimately engaged in ‘the Portal’: the sudden shifts between ideas and subjects, the brevity of thought. The second half of the book reveals the opposite of online life: the urgent, terrifying and physical stuff of life and love. When the protagonist's sister discovers that her unborn baby has a rare condition we are drawn into a moving account of love, loss and the pain of being properly alive.

We bring Patricia Lockwood through the portal to talk with our own Pip Adam about writing this astonishing book.

E rua ngā kaupapa matua o tēnei tuhinga. Ka tahi ko te ao o te tangata nōna ka noho ki runga ipurangi. Ka rua ko te ao o te tangata kāore e haere ki ringa ipurangi. Tino kounga ngā kōrero nei, nā Patricia Lockwood.

Patricia Lockwood | USA

Patricia Lockwood was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and raised in all the worst cities of the Midwest. She is the author of the novel No One Is Talking About This and the memoir Priestdaddy, which was named one of the ten best books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review, and two poetry collections, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black and Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, a New York Times Notable Book. Lockwood’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and the London Review of Books, where she is a contributing editor.

Pip Adam | Aotearoa / New Zealand

Pip Adam is the author of Nothing to See (2020), The New Animals (2017), which won the Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction, I'm Working on a Building (2013), and the short story collection Everything We Hoped For (2010), which won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction in 2011. Pip facilitates writing workshops in universities and other settings including with people affected by crime in prisons and communities. She makes the Better off Read podcast where she talks with authors about writing and reading.

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