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Wāhine Who Write

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The Wāhine Māori Who Write workshop will be held in the Pipitea Room with the entrance via Aitken street. If you have any special dietary requirements please email Ataria on ataria@awawahine.co.nz.

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A workshop for Māori women who enjoy putting pen to paper and fingertips to keys to see what they can create.

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A small and intimate one-day workshop for Māori women who enjoy writing in all forms. Four workshops will be run throughout the day by guest writers and creatives, with an opportunity to read in the afternoon. Morning tea, lunch + drinks and nibbles at the end of the day will be provided.

Workshop 1 with Whiti Hereaka: Writing Process, Writing Exercises and Prompts.

Workshop 2 with Irihipeti Waretini: Self Care In Creativity: Developing a Self Care Plan and Positive Work Space.

Workshop 3 with Hana Tapiata: “He kai kei aku ringa” there’s abundance in my hands... have confidence that literally/spiritually/creatively 10000 years of whakapapa has resulted in YOU right now.

Workshop 4 with Nadine Hura: Create Your Own Writing Art. With scrap paper and a printer you will get the opportunity to create your own bound zine (tiny magazine) using words you've written throughout the day.

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Whiti Hereaka (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa) is a playwright and novelist. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University and is a trustee of the Māori Literature Trust. In 2007, she wrote her first novel, The Graphologist’s Apprentice, which was shortlisted for Best First Book in the Commonwealth Writers Prize South East Asia and Pacific 2011. Her second novel, Bugs, won the Honour Award, Young Adult Fiction, New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, 2014, and the Storylines Notable Book Award, Senior Fiction, 2014.

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Irihipeti Waretini is a Singer, Songwriter, Photographer, Art Therapist, Business Mentor, Entrepreneur, Marketing & Ops Coordinator for Awa Wahine. Her ability to pen the collective experience in her writing, poetry and songs then to switch lanes to execute succinct strategies and deliver key objectives for businesses maybe her finest skill. Her passion however is bringing awareness to our natural cyclic rhythms and creativity as a self-healing practise.

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Hana Tapiata. He raukura nō te Kōhanga Reo me te Kura Kaupapa Māori, he uri nō Te Arawa, Horouta me Matatua waka. Hana has built a multimedia platform (blog, vlogs, radio, print) over the last two years, where she shares how to apply tupuna mātauranga to a modern context as a means to improve self-awareness, self-determination and optimal health and wellbeing.

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Nadine Anne Hura (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) is a prolific writer, with essays published on E-Tangata, The SpinOff and Pantograph Punch. Her manuscript was chosen for this years Te Papa Tupu programme by the Māori Literature Trust. She has a background in journalism, education policy and kaupapa Māori research and her essays explore themes of identity, biculturalism, politics and parenting.

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Organised by online magazine Awa Wahine with the support of Creative New Zealand. Itineraries will be emailed out closer to the date.

If you have any questions about the day or special dietary requirements email ataria@awawahine.co.nz.

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