When the world falls apart, we need to pull together.
The New Zealand Book Council, Auckland Museum and Unity Books have gathered a talented, literate and entertaining bunch of people to raise money for the Christchurch Red Cross Appeal.
Rallied by the Christchurch earthquake, several of New Zealand’s leading arts and media talents will gather for what is expected to be the biggest True Stories event so far.
"At True Stories Told Live, the story must have a beginning, middle and an end and it must be true", says Book Council Communications Manager Susanna Andrew.
"Although therein lies the debate. Where in storytelling does non-fiction stop and fiction start?."
"It’s the compression, the construction and the sheer originality of each person’s retelling that makes being in the audience so fascinating,” she says.
"The length, for one, is too short to be boring and yet long enough for plot, pace, adventure and humour to sneak in and light up the threads, the contradictions and the beauty of the life story."
Writer Emily Perkins, who is part of next week’s line up, is already a fan.
‘True Stories Told Live. Amazing to be in presence of people remembering, shaping stories in the moment. Funny, awkward, moving, beautiful . . . ’ she tweets.
True Stories Told Live
Where : Auckland Museum
When: September 30, bar open at 7pm, Starts 7.30pm
Doors sales unless sold out prior