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Eamonn Marra

Eamonn Marra

Eamonn Marra

Eamonn Marra is a writer and comedian. He was born and raised in Christchurch and now lives in Wellington. He has a masters degree from the International Institute of Modern Letters. Eamonn's shows include 'Man on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' (2014), 'Respite' (2014/2015), 'I, Will Jones' (2016-18), and 'Dignity' (2018). His first book '2000ft Above Worry Level' was released through Victoria University Press in February 2020.


SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Author Talk: Capturing moments to write life

Sunday 13 September, 9:00am - 10:30am

Eamonn Marra talks about how to find a narrative in a single moment or idea - or how to construct a larger narrative out of fragments. He looks at the benefit of zoning into a single idea or point, rather than explaining everything.

He says, 'This is what short fiction does well, rather than explaining everything. It's all about entering a story at the last possible time and leaving at the first opportunity and cutting away all the excess'. Eamonn will also be reading from his book, '2000ft Above Worry Level'.