Auckland Libraries: Jean Wishart: Publishing icon

Jean Wishart: Publishing icon

Wednesday 12 May 12pm to 1pm Free

Join author and former editor Jenny Lynch to hear about the late Jean Wishart and her successful development of New Zealand Woman's Weekly.

Woman's Weekly staff 1983
Woman's Weekly staff 1983
Woman’s Weekly editor, the late Jean Wishart, was a New Zealand publishing icon. During her 32 years at the helm, she developed the Weekly from a small newsprint journal into the best-selling woman’s magazine in the world per head of population. At the time of her retirement aged 64, in 1985 the Weekly enjoyed a readership of more than a million. 

Jenny Lynch, a former Weekly editor and author of Under The Covers: the Secrets of a Magazine Editor, will tell the personal story behind this shy and unassuming woman’s extraordinary success. 

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This event will be held in the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium (Corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets) and online via Zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining via Zoom.
Woman's Weekly staff 1983
Woman's Weekly staff 1983

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