June 12, 2018
Te Papa Tupu mentoring for lucky six
The Maori Literature Trust's Te Papa Tupu programme has picked six aspiring writers have been picked to spend six months working alongside mentors to develop their manuscripts and improve their writing skills.
They will also attend workshops and a national writers’ festival, become part of a writing community and receive a grant to cover costs.
Reina Whaitiri, who judged the entrants alongside the trust's Whiti Hereaka, says while some delved into Maori mythology and history, others explored new and exciting topics.
This year's writers areThe six writers are:
Ataria Rangipikitia Sharman, (Ngāpuhi, Tapuika Te Arawa) Porirua
Cassie Hart, (Ngāi Tahu) New Plymouth
Colleen Maria Lenihan, (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) Auckland
Hone Rata, (Ngāti Maniapoto, Taranaki) New Plymouth
Nadine Hura, (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) Aotea Park
Shilo Kino, (Ngāpuhi, Tainui) Auckland
Writers will have the opportunity to share their experiences through monthly journals published online at mlt.org.nz.
Te Papa Tupu is organised by Huia Publishers
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