October 5, 2019 posted by Unity Wellington

Launch | Social Media by Mary Macpherson | 6-7:30pm Wednesday 23rd October

Launch | Social Media by Mary Macpherson | 6-7:30pm Wednesday 23rd October

Unity Books Wellington, Mary Macpherson and The Cuba Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of



with readings by The Meow Gurrrls

Wednesday 23rd October, 6-7:30pm

Unity Books Wellington, 57 Willis St


For a while, living a digital life was like being
a successful swan. Dignified gliding over the lake
like you understood the way the world worked,
the world being hard bright stones at the bottom
of the lake and you on the surface, held up.

Is our identity more of a composite than we realise?

We often think of ourselves as formed from our core values or our DNA, but in Social Media, Mary Macpherson explores identity as a creation of the interactions we have with others: friends, family and the wider world, and the evolving role technology now plays in this. A playful and provocative debut poetry collection that drills into our social and media selves using elements from short stories, art projects and films.


Mary Macpherson is a photographer and poet. Her photography has been widely exhibited and her poetry has been published in literary journals such as Sport and Landfall and as part of the collaborative work Millionaire’s Shortbread. She has also been published in Etchings, Snorkel and Turbine.

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