Erin Donohue: When Everything is Wrong

Erin Donohue: When Everything is Wrong

Erin Donohue Event
Debut author Erin Donohue spent the last few years of her teens battling an eating disorder and lived to tell the tale.

The former ballet dancer wrote her book, Because Everything Is Right but Everything Is Wrong, while she was studying creative writing at Whitireia. The Young Adult novel is aimed at teenagers who feel pressured to make important life decisions for their futures - just the way Erin felt when she was seventeen. The book, which has just been released, sheds light on the intricacies of friendship, mental health and masculinity in the ordinary lives of New Zealand teens.

Free Creative Writing event at NMIT

5pm, Friday 20 October, Johnny Cash room, G Block, Nile Street

Erin will be talking to Jessie Bray Sharpin about writing, mental health, and how her teenage experiences with illness shaped her novel.

Drinks and nibbles will be available afterwards.


NMIT Creative Writing tutor Kerry Sunderland will be available immediately after the event to answer any questions about studying the New Zealand Diploma in Writing for the Creative Industries at NMIT in 2018.

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This event is part of the Nelson Arts Festival Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers programme(external link)


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