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Honoured Writer: Renée

Same Same But Different

Saturday 10 February, 5.30pm

Sir Paul Reeves Building  Room WG126, AUT City Campus, 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland City

Renée Taylor, ONZM, is a legend – both as a theatre writer and an outspoken advocate for women’s rights. She is of Māori (Ngāti Kahungunu), Irish, English and Scottish ancestry.

Like Madonna and Adele, Renée is known by her Christian name alone. Humorous, humanist and perceptive, Renée has a lifetime of lived experience in her work and words.

She has described herself as a ‘lesbian feminist with socialist working-class ideals’, but she is also a gifted and important storyteller in Aotearoa, always writing from her perspective as a woman and a lesbian.

She wrote her first play, Setting the Table, in 1981. At the age of 88, she has just published a memoir, These Two Hands, in which she looks both back and forward in her characteristically wry way, commenting on life, her own work, the stage and the world.

Chaired by the inimitable and insightful Carole Beu. Join us in celebrating a queer kiwi hero.

Ticketing info
Adult $17.50
Earlybird (before 26 January) $15
Concession (Student, Unwaged) $12
Festival Pass $110
Earlybird Festival Pass $95
Earlybird Festival Pass Concession (Student, Unwaged) $75
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Accessible parking, toilets and seating available – guide dogs are welcome

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