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Oceanic Writing: Making Your Own Black Marks on the White Page

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Oceanic Writing: Making Your Own Black Marks on the White Page

Friday 30 August 2019

10.30am – 2.30pm (In*ter*is*land Collective) 11.30am – 1.30pm (General Public) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oceanic-writing-making-your-own-black-marks-on-the-white-page-tickets-66208442233

In this workshop, Tina Makereti will discuss her own writing, process and methods, and the importance of Oceanic voices in contemporary literature, as well as writing models based in whakapapa, creation narratives, and visual arts.

There will also be lots of time for discussion and writing new work.

Tina Makereti writes essays, novels and short fiction. Her latest novel is The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke and she co-edited Black Marks on the White Page (2017), an anthology that celebrates Māori and Pasifika writing. In 2016 her story ‘Black Milk’ won the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize, Pacific region. Her first novel Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings won the 2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Award for Fiction, also won by her short story collection, Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa (2010). Tina teaches creative writing and Oceanic literatures at Massey University. Her collection of personal essays, This Compulsion in Us, will be published in 2020.