Writers International (NZ) Launch
Lewis Scott spoke with conviction and authority at the Writers International ( NZ) Launch tonight. "It was an age of duplicity, Mr Scott said, and poets were once again called to speak the truth to the community."
Artist as prophet is a time honoured tradition and Mr Scott reminded the audience of the high place of the poet in keeping the flame of truth burning. Readings came from Ron Riddell, Mavis Boyd, Catherine Boyle, Jo Patti (who also read on behalf of Nick Laing), Puri Alvarez and Mark Pirie. You can see their work in the recently published, "World Words - An Anthology of International Writers In New Zealand".