Bird Words, edited by Elisabeth Easther, is a lively anthology of ction, non ction and poetry, celebrating the birds of Aotearoa. New Zealand birds have inspired mythology, song, whimsical stories, detailed observation, humour and poetry. From the kakapo, kokako and kaka to the sparrow, starling and seagull, both native and imported birds have been immortalised in print.
Join Elisabeth and writers Judy White, Kirsten Warner, and Mark Broatch as they read pieces from the book and have a lively discussion on all things birds and writing – and where better to do so than a place where the birds themselves can join in with the discussion.
“Bird Words sings so directly to the heart.”
– Linda Herrick, NZ Listener