Talks by Caren Wilton on her recent book: My Body, My Business – New Zealand sex workers in an era of change (Wairarapa, 3 March; Auckland, 9 March)

Hear Caren Wilton speak about her book My Body, My Business – New Zealand sex workers in an era of change (Otago University Press, 2018) at two upcoming talks.

Based on a series of oral history interviews, My Body, My Business includes the stories of 11 female, male and transgender workers; Māori and Pākehā; street workers, workers in massage parlours and upmarket brothels, escorts, strippers, private workers and dominatrices, spanning a period from the 1960s to today. They speak frankly, in their own voices, about their lives in and out of the sex industry. The book also features photographs by Madeleine Slavick. 

About the author

Caren Wilton was the recipient of three New Zealand Oral History Awards for her series of interviews with sex workers (on which My Body, My Business is based). She is the author of the short-fiction collection The Heart Sutra (2003).

Wairarapa Word event

Caren Wilton will give a presentation about her book and will also be in conversation with author Jared Gulian.

Where: Carterton Community Courthouse, 60 Holloway St, adjacent to the Carterton Events Centre.
When: Sunday, 3 March 2019 from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

The open book event

Deborah Shepard and Caren Wilton will talk about their recent books based on oral history interviews, and the art of writing from life.

Alex Taylor will play some songs. Anna Livesey, poet and corporate strategist, will be the MC.

There will be live music, wine and snacks.

Where: The Open Book, 201 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland
When: Saturday, 9 March, 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

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