17 Dec 2017

Under My Dark Umbrella: The Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship 2018

From Standing Room Only, 12:40 pm on 17 December 2017
Poet David Howard.

Poet David Howard. Photo: Supplied

The Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship has been announced, awarding two writers a four-month residency each in the Sargeson Centre in Auckland. They are: Auckland playwright and actor Carl Bland, who will be writing a hostage drama set in a pie shop, and Dunedin poet David Howard, who will be summoning the ghost of Katherine Mansfield for a seance.

David has been committed to writing since he was a teenager, but was forced to put his literary future on hold to support a young family - which he did through a successful pyrotechnic career. Justin Gregory speaks to him about poetry, pyrotechnics, and the paranormal.