9.30am Welcome at Rāpaki Conference Building
10am Robert Sullivan – Keynote speech.
'Hunting Alligators in Onehunga: How Creative Writing Found Me.'
Robert will be touching on some of the important developments in Māori literature over the last forty years based on some of his PhD, some of his experience in the world of writing, and transferability of writing skills across platforms.'
10.45am Kapu tī
11am Gerry Te Kapa Coates Poetry Workshop
“How to write your own poem”
You will be encouraged to write one or more poems using various stimuli – ideas, feelings, fragments in your lives. There will be some examples, but the principal idea is that poems arise all the time and mostly we don’t act on them because we think we can’t write or haven’t time, or don’t want to go there. Once you realise how easy it is there’ll be no stopping you.
12.15pm Brief discussion on publishing led by Kirsty Dunn
1pm Janine Karetai – Workshop
Waka Kupu: Sharing Knowledge - Creating Stories. - a two-hour wananga where you are asked to write a story from your own whakapapa and use resources to develop tohu to symbolise: its waka will be any one of a number of arts-based media - collage - words - painting - raranga - writing - and so on.
3pm Kapu tī
3.15pm Kōrero from Rāpaki
4pm Gerry Te Kapa Coates - Indigenous Writing – Does indigenous writing have its own identity?
Suppose you are an indigenous person, who is also a writer. Would a reader know you were? Are your efforts full of stereotypes, or are you trying to depict the real politics of being different in what is usually a minority culture? The workshop will use discussion to uncover your motives for writing and whether it differs from mainstream writing on conventional topics.
5pm Launch of Kōmako – Bibliography of writing by Māori in English website.
Robert Sullivan, Bridget Underhill, Christopher Thomson
6.30 Open mic– readings/performance by hui participants and guests hosted by Kirsty Dunn