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Oceanic Writing: Making Your Own Black Marks on the White Page

New Zealand Studies Network & In*ter*is*land Collective

Friday, 30 August 2019 from 11:30 to 13:30 (BST)

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In this workshop, Tina Makereti will discuss her own writing, process and methods, and the importance of Oceanic voices in contemporary literature, as well as writing models based in whakapapa, creation narratives, and visual arts. There will also be lots of time for discussion and writing new work.

Tina Makereti writes essays, novels and short fiction. Her latest novel is The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke and she co-edited Black Marks on the White Page (2017), an anthology that celebrates Māori and Pasifika writing. In 2016 her story ‘Black Milk’ won the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize, Pacific region. Her first novel Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings won the 2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Award for Fiction, also won by her short story collection, Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa (2010). Tina teaches creative writing and Oceanic literatures at Massey University. Her collection of personal essays, This Compulsion in Us, will be published in 2020.

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Raven Row
56 Artillery Lane
E1 7LS London
United Kingdom

Friday, 30 August 2019 from 11:30 to 13:30 (BST)


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New Zealand Studies Network & In*ter*is*land Collective

The New Zealand Studies Network hosts talks, presentations, performances and events by academics, literary figures and creative artists connected to Aotearoa, New Zealand.

In*ter*is*land Collective establish and foster relationships between people of Moana Nui a Kiwa (Oceania), strengthening our connections across our oceans and islands by producing events and secure spaces for Pacific Island arts and culture.

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