Northland doctor Renee Liang launches new book ‘When We Remember To Breathe’

When We Remember To Breathe has been published by Michele Powles and Dr Renee Liang, who works much of the year at Whangarei Hospital as a paediatrician. 

Two courageous Kiwi women, one an author and the other a paediatrician, lay bare the raw joy, beauty, discomfort and humour of modern motherhood. The result is uplifting and fearless.

Available: at Magpie Pulp. ISBN: 978-047-345339-8.  RRP: $25

Author Bio: Renee Liang is playwright, paediatrician, fiction writer. Michele Powles is a dancer, producer and writer. Michele Powles website here.

You’re invited to explore the excerpts, videos and author bios here, read the reviews, and discover this beautiful book.

Everything you need to know about the book is here.


Renee Liang, a second-generation Chinese Kiwi, is a poet, playwright, paediatrician, medical researcher and fiction writer. She has collaborated on visual arts works, film, opera and music, produced and directed theatre works, worked as a dramaturge, taught creative writing and organized community-based arts initiatives. She organises community arts events such as NewKiwi Women Write, a writing workshop series for migrant women. She contributes to The Big Idea, which links New Zealand’s arts community. Renee has written, produced and toured seven plays. In 2018, she was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the arts. Image of Renee Liang by Jeff McEwan


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