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Laurie Kallevig. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Timaru Library will host an ukulele-playing supporter of sex trafficking victims on tonight.

Laurie Kallevig will speak at the library about her work in Kolkata with the Survivor Girl Ukulele Band at 6.30pm on Monday.

The musician is in South Canterbury as part of the Geraldine UkeFest Summer Strum event, which will be held this weekend.

“I believe music can be a powerful tool in restoring wholeness and building hope for the future . . . the ukulele is a fabulous little vehicle I use to deliver that love,” Kallevig said.

Her talk follows several held at the library in the past year.

Other events have included authors Max Harris, of The New Zealand Project, Pat White, E.G. Wilson and author Doug Avery, along with folk duo Hungrytown.

Author Emma Stevens also spoke at Geraldine Library and is to speak at the Timaru Library in the coming months.

Timaru Library will also host the worldwide launch of Christchurch author Michele Clark McConnochie’s book The Uncooperative Flying Carpet in June, which is the first in her Strange Sagas of Sabrina Summerstrilogy.

Clark McConnichie’s book has been pitched as being dyslexia-friendly and uses the dyslexie font.