Māori Writers National Hui 2008
Toi Māori Media Release
20 August 2008
For Immediate Release
Writing their right of way: Māori Writers National Hui 2008
Leading and aspiring Māori writers will gather once again during the third biennial national hui hosted by Toi Māori Aotearoa. Keynote speakers include Māori writers James George, Apirana Taylor and Katerina Mataira. They will be joined by guest songwriter Charlotte Yates and Pacific writer Professor Albert Wendt.
The Māori Writers National Hui is a series of keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and entertainment. Events and workshops will be held at the Town Hall, Wellington, 18–19 October with the opening night at the National Library Auditorium on Friday 17 October starting at 5.30pm. Registration for the hui will be available from 1 September from Ticketek and Toi Maori Aotearoa.
The Māori Writers National Hui is a biennial event hosted by Toi Māori Aotearoa providing opportunities for networking, up skilling in workshops and discussion of current and relevant issues facing contemporary Maori writing through keynote speeches. Toi Māori Aotearoa CEO, Garry Nicholas says, ’The hui is a chance for Māori writers to push their craft and to showcase some of the best literature produced to date including Te Tū a Te Toka, which recently won the Māori Language Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2008’