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The Central Otago District Arts Trust AGM

Location: Alexandra Community House
Dates: Thu, 17 August 2017 @ 6pm

  • The Central Otago District Arts Trust AGM

The Central Otago District Arts Trust (CODAT) cordially invites you to our Annual General Meeting. Everyone is welcome.

Our guest speaker will be Central Otago Author Kyle Mewburn. Kyle is one of New Zealand’s finest, and most eclectic, picture book writers. His titles have been published in a dozen countries and won numerous awards including Children’s Book of the Year (Old Hu-hu), Picture book of the Year (Kiss!Kiss! Yuck!Yuck!), two Children’s Choice awards (Kiss!Kiss! Yuck!Yuck! and Melu) and a Flicker Tale award in North Dakota (Kiss!Kiss! Yuck!Yuck!). His stories are noted for being multi-layered, funny and linguistically creative. He has been a frequent Finalist at the New Zealand Children’s Book Awards and many of his titles have been included on Notable Books Lists in both New Zealand and Australia. As well as picture books, he has published numerous School Readers and junior fiction titles, including his popular Dinosaur Rescue series which has been published in over 20 countries. He was the Children’s Writer in Residence at Otago University in 2011 and is currently President of the New Zealand Society of Authors.

Originally from Brisbane, Kyle lives with his wife, Marion, a well-known potter, in a house with a grass roof in Millers Flat. When he’s not writing, Kyle’s free time is almost wholly consumed trying to maintain a semi-self-sufficient lifestyle … or watching the endlessly entertaining drama of chickens trying to get to bed under the watchful eyes of two teasing cats.

This AGM is an opportunity to learn more about what CODAT has achieved in the last year and the projects we have in store for the next 12 months.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Alexandra Community House

14 - 16 Centennial Ave, Alexandra