NZ Book Month: Maori and Pasifika Books Change Lives!

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Tomorrow, the Library begins hosting a month of Maori and Pasifika poetry and literary readings and discussions in Te Tarataraa Kae, Level 2, Rankine Browne, Kelburn Campus Library.

The event has been organized by Dr Alice Te Punga-Somerville and kindly supported by Te Kawa a Maui and other faculty, academic and general friends and family.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15-1:15 in Te Taratara ? Kae

  • Tues 8 March
    Tangata whenua poets: Hinemoana Baker, Alice TPS
  • Thurs 10 March
    Early Maori writing in Wellington: Honiana Love & Neavin Broughton
  • Tues 15 March
    Micronesian poets: Emelihter Kihleng, Teresia Teaiwa
  • Thurs 17 March
    Joining us from San Francisco. Dan Taulapapa McMullin
  • Tues 22 March
    Fiction: Whiti Hereaka, Marisa Maepu
  • Thurs 24 March
    Poets and playwrights: Maraea Rakuraku, Albert Belz, Troy Hunt
  • Tues 29 March
    Pasifika poets: Karlo Mila, Janice Hybee Ikiua, Pala Molisa
  • Thurs 31 March
    Writing and publishing books in te reo Maori: panel discussion chaired by Teurikore Biddle, with Robyn Bargh, Waitangi Teepa and Kararaina Uatuku

Come along, grab a piece of the floor and relax to poetry and discussions.

All welcome, all free, all into it!

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