19:00 pmHastings Community Arts Centre
Russell St, Hastings
Michael O’Leary is a poet, novelist, publisher, performer and bookshop proprietor who has been a magnetic figure for many other contemporary New Zealand writers. He writes in his diverse and his prolific work is in poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Born in Auckland in the year of the Tiger 1950, he was educated at the universities of Auckland, Otago, Dunedin), and Victoria University, Wellington (where Michael O'Leary completed an MA detailing small press history in NZ & a PhD in Gender and Women's Studies).