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Online talanoa

Courtney Sina Meredith will host talanoa for Moana writers
Reading Warrior publisher David Riley hosts talanoa
14 Sep 2022 to 5 Oct 2022
"Wednesday 12-12.45", "Thursday 4 to 4.45pm"
Online talanoa to make positive changes to increase the number of published Moana creatives
Event type: 
Art, Fono, Literature
Online, Overseas, National


Aotearoa’s literary landscape glitters with Māori and Moana talent. However, writer and academic Tina Makereti has highlighted, a mere 3% of annual publishing in New Zealand is by Māori and tagata Moana writers. The Coalition for Books are determined to disrupt this vā (space) through guiding more tagata Moana writers into publishing and are eager to learn more about the journey to getting started - and the barriers therein.With support from Creative New Zealand, The Coalition for Books will devise a national strategy for Moana creatives trying to break into the industry. From 14 September through to 5 October, we’re holding a month-long online talanoa asking creative Moana communities for feedback.Hosted by acclaimed Moana author and poet Courtney Sina Meredith and Reading Warrior publisher David RIley, both are eager to make some healthy connections in the hope would-be authors will share their experiences and aspirations. The sessions will help The Coalition for Books to develop a strategy that can meet the needs of Moana writers.Registrations are now open, email to confirm you place

Written by

The Coalition for Books

19 Sep 2022