Dr Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, the University of Waikato’s writer in residence, visited Raglan Library last week to speak about his current project.
Dr Holman is writing a memoir, The Lost Pilot, based on his father’s wartime experience with a kamikaze pilot. He aims to have the book published late next year. Dr Holman also read from his poetry anthologies, As Big As A Father and Fly Boy, as well as unpublished poems about both the Christchurch and Sendai earthquakes.
The library had a great turn out of listeners. Among the audience were members of the Raglan Writers’ Group, the
Te Akau Book Club, and student representatives from Raglan Area School.
Audience members described Dr Holman’s presentation as “entertaining” and “inspiring”. The Waikato District Libraries own a number of Dr Holman’s publications and are enthusiastic about adding to their collection.