Schools program

Glenn Colquhoun: Totems (2017)

Auckland Writers Festival Schools Programme 2017
Proudly supported by Freemasons Foundation

Glenn Colquhoun is a children’s writer, poet, and doctor. His first collection, The Art of Walking Upright, won the Jessie Mackay best first book of poetry award at the 2000 Montana Book Awards, and his third collection Playing God, won both the poetry and the reader’s choice sections of those awards in 2003 and made him the first New Zealand poet to sell 5,000 copies of a book. Accompanied by foot-high totems of New Zealand historical figures, and inspired by the likes of Robbie Burns and Te Rauparaha, Glenn will use song and poetry to explore our history.

YEARS 9-13