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How to be Old (in-house) Esther Birney Series
Thursday, July 29, 2021, 10:30 AM until 12:00 PM
Esther Birney Lecture Series
Popular poems and stories from Rachel McAlpine – prerecorded from NZ. In the Halpern Room. (See below for full description.)
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When was your wake-up birthday—the one that shocked you? 29, 49, 59? Rachel got the message at 75. She'll talk about her long and interesting life, mainly in poems, always from the perspective of old age.
Rachel McAlpine is a New Zealand writer. Her many published books include poetry, novels, plays, and books about writing, especially writing for the Web. At 81 she blogs, podcasts, sings in a choir and dances with the Crows Feet Dance Collective. Her latest book of poems, "How to Be Old", is an unexpected bestseller in New Zealand, dealing with an almost-taboo topic with humour, warmth, and honesty.