19 Sep 2023

An upcoming talk at Tūranga offers the chance to spend an evening with best-selling author Charity Norman.

Together We Read is New Zealand’s biggest annual online book club, connecting readers through public libraries with a featured title for two weeks each year.

During the program, booklovers can participate in online discussions and get involved in events with the author.

The digital book club is now in its second year exclusive to Aotearoa, and the 2023 selection is New Zealand author Charity Norman’s Remember Me.

The best-selling novel is a thriller, following the tale of a close-knit community, ripped apart by revelations that shine the light on a young woman’s disappearance twenty-five years earlier.

An upcoming talk at Tūranga offers the chance to spend an evening with Charity Norman, providing a Q&A style session in the lead up to the program’s kick off later in September.

The talk will be chaired by literary expert Morrin Rout, who has spent over 25 years organising literary events and festivals, producing and presenting book programmes on national and local radio.

Ms Rout is the former Director of the Hagley Writers Institute and is a current member of the WORD festival trust board.

“I’m thrilled to be invited to visit Tūranga to spend an evening with readers, to share stories and chat with Morrin Rout,” says Ms Norman.

“Together We Read is a terrific program – what an honour to be a part of it.”

Head of Libraries and Information Carolyn Robertson says it’s fantastic to be able to facilitate this part of the digital book club.“We’re very excited to be able to host this presentation in our space,” says Ms Robertson.

“Bring your friends and join us for a lively evening of conversation and storytelling,” says Ms Robertson.

The author talk will take place from 5:30pm on Friday 22 September, learn more about the program here.