May 15, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

WANTED: Maori Writers (Te Papa Tupu)

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The Maori Literature Trust is looking for six Maori writers who are serious about creating a best-seller.

Chair Robyn Bargh says the trust will pay them a living allowance for six months and provide mentors to critique their work weekly.

She says the initiative is a way to address the under-representation of Maori work on the bookshelves.

Ms Bargh told Waatea News there’s an interesting cross cultural dimension that’s not being explored in New Zealand.

Applicants for need to submit a finished piece or working manuscript of more than 5000 words by mid-May.

Many thanks to Radio NZ for this panui.


3 thoughts on “WANTED: Maori Writers (Te Papa Tupu)

  1. Kia ora Helen

    Thank you for your message. We've been in touch with Charlie Holland from Huia Publishers and the winners will be announced tomorrow (Thurs 17th March)at an Award ceremony. Patricia Grace is the guest speaker.

    A media release should be issued in a few days and we'll be sure to follow this up. Very exciting initiative!

    Thank you Helen and we will be in touch shortly.


  2. Tena koe

    I am interested in who won the Te Papa Tupu awards. Do you have this information?

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Helen Waaka

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