MEDIA RELEASE13 February 2019 Pikihuia Awards 2019 Search for Māori Writers The search is on - the Māori Literature Trust invites Māori writers to submit their short stories for the 2019 Pikihuia Awards. There are six new categories in this year’s awards. Robyn Bargh, Chair of the Māori Literature Trust says, 'We have restructured the … Continue reading Media Release: Pikihuia Awards 2019 – now open!
A few months ago, I was commissioned to write a review of an exhibition at my local art gallery. The kaupapa was women’s suffrage through whakaaro Māori (a Māori lens). It was titled 'Māreikura'. Mareikura (verb) nobly born female.(noun) an order of female supernatural beings corresponding to the male whatukura. I was both excited by and apprehensive about … Continue reading Part of the Bargain: the Right to Write
'Hone and I editing at a friend's house on Boxing Day, with our helper cat, Jess.' It’s hard to believe that this is my last journal for the programme. Six short entries seem insufficient to really capture six months of growth and learning, six months of new experiences and the assistance of an amazing mentor, … Continue reading The End Is Just the Beginning
There is something elusive about writing, and I’ve formed the opinion that this is what makes writing art. Or not art. I don’t mean that in a snooty way, rather as a form of humble appreciation. It’s the difference between riveting writing and writing that is a bit naff, a bit off. The type of … Continue reading Please Show, Don’t Tell