Top au­thor’s im­por­tant mes­sage

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Noted au­thor Fleur Beale will urge Porirua’s young adults to read and write more dur­ing a free pub­lic event or­gan­ised by Porirua Pub­lic Li­brary.

Young and not-so-young adults are in­vited to at­tend the evening of con­ver­sa­tion with Beale on Thurs­day at 5.30pm in Pataka’s He­len Smith meet­ing room.

‘‘ It’s the first time we’ve or­gan­ised such an event for young adults, and I’m ex­cited we have an au­thor of Fleur’s cal­i­bre to talk to them,’’ Porirua chil­dren’s li­brar­ian Bee Trudgeon said.

Beale is best known for her teenage clas­sic I Am Not Es­ther and its new se­quel I Am Re­becca.

She also wrote the Juno of Taris tril­ogy and the adult non-fic­tion book Sins of the Fa­ther.

The evening is the first in a se­ries of events on the theme of the Free­dom to Read, which Porirua Li­brary will re­visit dur­ing the an­nual ‘‘ banned books cel­e­bra­tions’’ in com­ing weeks.

Porirua teenagers can bring friends to the event. Re­fresh­ments will be served.

To book, RSVP to btrud­geon@

Draw­card: Fleur Beale, who is speak­ing in Porirua on Thurs­day.

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