October 16, 2014
Young writers join Toi Maori
Maori writers are converging on south Auckland this weekend for the Toi Maori Writers Hui.
The hui is being held at the Manukau Institute of Technology marae and will include seminars, workshops, and public readings by contemporary Maori writers and storytellers.
Toi Maori executive director Garry Nicholas says writing encompasses not only what appears in books but film and television scripts, plays, digital writing and performance poetry.
He says the writers' hui, which happens every few years, reflects a long-standing committment by Maori writers to pass on the lessons they have learned.
"The great thing about the gathering this weekend is such a blend of young people. I'm really impressed with how the young people are turning up because they want to hear what's this all about," he says.
The Toi Maori Writers Hui starts today at 4, and there's a public performance tomorrow evening by writers Hinemoana Baker, Rewa Worley, Whiti Hereaka, Tina Makereti, & Apirana Taylor.
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