An Evening with Alan Cumming

The Scottish-born Manhattan-based actor, writer and LGBTI activist Alan Cumming was a true star tonight at the packed Aotea Centre, as one of the many esteemed writers for this year’s Auckland Writers Festival.

Five days of intellectual, philosophical, entertaining and memorable writing, reading, performances and  talks make this festival an absolute treat. Alan’s Cumming (pardon the pun) was filled with pathos, humour and bravery. We enjoyed every moment of it, from his stories of his terror-filled childhood, right to the overzealous fan, who asked him to “deface a public library copy” of his memoir, “Not My Father’s Son”, running to the stage to get an autograph with no pen. (See blurry evidence below)

Here’s some advice from the man himself on how to be an artist.

Alan also recommends here to go if you’re an actor.

Check out other goodies from the festival here:

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