New friends made, old friends caught up with, highs & lows of the year shared, there was lots and lots of talk at our Auckland event. The food was amazing and the drinks were cold so the noise level increased accordingly.
Joanne Drayton was a dynamic speaker who kept us well entertained as she told us of how she came to write her book on Anne Perry. Joanne’s research process; interview style, and her insights into the teenager Juliet Hulme and the woman & writer, now Anne Perry was at times hilarious and definitely thought provoking.
We also celebrated the presentation of a Life Membership award to our friend and colleague Kaaren Hirst (St Mary's College, Ponsonby).