Monday 16 August 2021 2:21pm
Alumni and friends of the University of Otago gathered in Greymouth on 29 July to reminisce of times at Otago, connect with other alumni, learn of University highlights, and to hear from current Burns Fellow and award-winning author of Auē Becky Manawatu.
Becky’s presentation started with her concern that language can fail to meet expectations. She then took guests on a journey through vivid imagery told with sumptuous words and phrases that spoke to the core of all who were there.
After the presentation guests had the opportunity to chat personally with Becky. Guests armed with their copy of Auē were also able to have it signed.
As conversation wound up and guest left the venue, there is no doubt that everyone went home feeling that their expectations had been well and truly met.