Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Pacific event you should attend if you are in Auckland this Sunday, 19th May 2013.

  • Date: Sunday 19 May 2013
  • Time: 05:30 p.m. - 06:45 p.m.
  • Price: $20 EARLYBIRD $25 STANDARD
  • Note: Under 18's will be eligible for a free ticket to this event, to be booked through THE EDGE ticketing service.

Albert WendtIn 1973 an emerging writer by the name of Albert Wendt delivered his first novel. Sons For The Return Home was groundbreaking, exploring love, freedom and racism in Aotearoa New Zealand. It was made into a film and became a secondary school text. Forty years on, in the largest Polynesian city in the world, Maualaivao Albert Wendt CNZM, Emeritus Professor of English at The University of Auckland, continues to break new ground as a novelist, poet, playwright, short story writer and artist. In 2012 alone he published the poetry collection From A Manoa Garden to Ponsonby and the short story collection Ancestry. Wendt’s contribution to the literary landscape is immense; his body of work an inspiration to generations of readers; his contribution to a Pacific literature unmatched. To celebrate his accomplishments, this session will bring the sounds of the Pacific to the stage: live Samoan music; excerpts from Wendt’s writing read by leading writers; and Wendt himself, who will distil his life and writing in conversation with Robert Sullivan.

All above information copied without permission  from Writer's Festival.co.nz page

Another event this week is:

Climate change in the Pacific seminar at the Fale Pasifika, Faculty of Arts, The University of Auckland.

My goodness, I'm beginning to feel like a public announcements blog...or a 2AP.  Aue Malia e!

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