Te Hā Kaituhi Māori National Hui 2019 - Tuia Te Kōrero

4-6 Oct 2019

Te Wananga o Aotearoa, 3/5 Heriot Drive, Porirua, New Zealand Map

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The theme of this year’s hui is Tuia Te Kōrero: Weaving narratives. Throughout the weekend we’ll be weaving connections between generations, genres and across the broad spectrum of publishing – including print, online, spoken and self-published. We have structured the weekend in a way that you can decide what works best for you. There are three workshop blocks with a range of options to choose from as well as panel discussions for the whole group. Please note that workshop numbers are capped so please book early. You won't be able to book for workshops running concurrently.

Payment is required within three days otherwise tickets will be released back for sale. If you need to arrange a payment plan please contact admin@maoriart.org.nz ASAP.

Questions? We've done our best to answer your questions here - please have a read through and if you still need more info, there's contact details on the form, or you can check our website www.kaituhimaori.org.nz

Does the ticket price include accommodation?

Yes. The Te Wānanga o Aoteroa campus offers noho marae accommodation on-site, with shared bathroom facilities. The price is the same whether you require accommodation or not, but you will be asked to indicate if you are staying at the time of registering.

Can I bring my tamariki/whānau?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your whānau and tamariki however we are unable to offer childcare at the hui. Please purchase extra tickets for any accompanying whānau over the age of 12.

Why can’t I book more than one wānanga?

If you are having trouble with the booking form, it may be that there is a timetable clash (the form won’t allow you to book wānanga that are running concurrently) or it may be that the wānanga is already full. Please check again and if you’re still having trouble, you can send an email to the administrator (details on the registration form).

I’m not a member of Te Hā, can I still come?

Te Hā is a collective organisation – there is no formal membership per-se. Na reira, nau mai haere mai!

He wānanga mā ngā kaituhi reo Māori?

Ae! E rua ngā wānanga mā nga kaituhi reo Māori.

Where is the hui? How can I get there?

The address of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is 3/5 Heriot Drive, Porirua. Trains leave Wellington city every half hour – allow 15 minutes to walk from the train to the Wā. If you are coming from the airport on Friday morning, you can book a shuttle at the time of registration (your flight will need to arrive before 9am.)

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What’s this booking for?

4 Oct 10:00am - 6 Oct 1:00pm 2019

$120.00

Must be selected!

You must select this event to allow you to book for the workshops. If there's a clash with the timing of the workshops you've selected, or if they're full, you won't be able to proceed. Spaces for workshops are limited so please book early! For more detailed information about the programme, please visit www.kaituhimaori.org.nz

4 Oct 9:00am - 6 Oct 2:00pm 2019

$30.00

If you need transport to and from Porirua, please check this box and ensure you allow sufficient time around your flight arrival and departure. The bus will leave Wellington airport at 9am on Friday 4th and return to Wellington airport by 3pm on Sunday 6th.

4 Oct 2019, 3:00pm-5:00pm

FREE

Start your Writers Hui with this interactive workshop where you will meet other new Māori writers and lay the groundwork for your creative network. It's an exciting time to be a writer - but how do you get started, and more importantly, how can you stay the distance when writing so often feels like a solo (and competitive) pursuit? We believe that being part of a strong and vibrant writing community is the answer. Learning how to share, give feedback and collaborate helps us to create our own spaces and allows us to be a part of a wide range of kaupapa. Become part of a writing community that is mutually supportive, learn how to create your own opportunities, explore your potential, and define your own success in the industry. Join us as we kōrero about careers, freelancing, publishing and funding. Attending this workshop will help you to feel prepared for new opportunities, perspectives and connections!

4 Oct 2019, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Sold out!
FREE

How do we develop a distinct way of creating and approaching work informed by tikanga and mātauranga Māori? Tikanga involved in traditional art practices is paramount to both centering ourselves as writers, and to the creation of poetry, ahakoa te reo.

In this workshop we will use a weaving metaphor to generate new poetry while also learning robust techniques and tools that will enable us to lift and sharpen our words, giving them weight and meaning. We will begin with exercises that allow us to ‘harvest and gather’ our thoughts, followed by an in-depth discussion of what takes poetry from ‘good’ to exceptional.

By the end of this workshop you will have new material and a multitude of pathways with which to weave your kete whakaaro.

4 Oct 2019, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Sold out!
FREE

The presenter for this workshop will be announced shortly. If you like surprises, don't miss out on this one!

5 Oct 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm

FREE

Double workshop

Part one: 9am - 11am
Part two: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

This will be an interactive workshop, looking at some of the key technical aspects of creative writing, including: voice, perspective, characterisation, mimesis (story enactment in scenes) and diegesis (narrative exposition). There will be plenty of time for attendees to write, and we will analysis work in the session and discuss options for further development. Bring your imagination, we'll provide the rest.

5 Oct 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm

FREE

Double workshop

Part one: 9am - 11am
Part two: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

If you're interested in writing memoirs, personal essays, family histories or travel stories, explore how the techniques of fiction (creating scenes, evoking setting, realising characters and using dialogue) can transform your work. This wānanga includes craft lessons, writing exercises and close reading of published work. It's designed to be practical, and for all levels of writing experience.

5 Oct 2019, 8:30am-10:30am

Sold out!
FREE

This is a co-facilitated, collaborative workshop for anyone who is passionate about social justice and the transformative power of storytelling. How do you craft a story that will influence readers' hearts as well as minds? What are your values? How can you use and develop your writing skills for the cause? This workshop will explore a range of persuasive writing styles and approaches - from political to personal to humorous. Also a great opportunity to make connections and feel part of a collective voice and mission!

5 Oct 2019, 8:30am-10:30am

FREE

Rūmaki Reo

5 Oct 2019, 8:30am-10:30am

Sold out!
FREE

How do we develop a distinct way of creating and approaching work informed by tikanga and mātauranga Māori? Tikanga involved in traditional art practices is paramount to both centering ourselves as writers, and to the creation of poetry, ahakoa te reo.

In this workshop we will use a weaving metaphor to generate new poetry while also learning robust techniques and tools that will enable us to lift and sharpen our words, giving them weight and meaning. We will begin with exercises that allow us to ‘harvest and gather’ our thoughts, followed by an in-depth discussion of what takes poetry from ‘good’ to exceptional.

By the end of this workshop you will have new material and a multitude of pathways with which to weave your kete whakaaro.

SOLD OUT - Select to be added to the waitlist

5 Oct 2019, 8:30am-10:30am

Sold out!
FREE

Fluid workshop

This workshop is aimed at young Māori poets trying to find their voice and own it. Convened by graduates from the International Institute of Moderns Letters, this workshop will follow the ‘Iowa Workhop model’ where participants are asked to bring with them a poem in progress to be be workshoped by way of feedback from the group. This workshop will focus on the writers’ technical skills; the ability to hone their imagery, use space in the air and on the page, and the opportunity to express what is rattling in their lungs and buzzing in their heads. Join this workshop to meet like-minded writers and be part of the crew that’s going to lead the open mic on Saturday night!

5 Oct 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE

A practical workshop in creating memorable characters for the page and the stage. I believe that great characters drive story and make dialogue spark - learn the tools to create characters that come to life. A little bit of acting required!

5 Oct 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Sold out!
FREE

Fluid workshop

This workshop is aimed at young Māori poets trying to find their voice and own it. Convened by graduates from the International Institute of Moderns Letters, this workshop will follow the ‘Iowa Workhop model’ where participants are asked to bring with them a poem in progress to be be workshoped by way of feedback from the group. This workshop will focus on the writers’ technical skills; the ability to hone their imagery, use space in the air and on the page, and the opportunity to express what is rattling in their lungs and buzzing in their heads. Join this workshop to meet like-minded writers and be part of the crew that’s going to lead the open mic on Saturday night!

5 Oct 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm

FREE

Rumaki reo

Pūrakau: The Story within the Story. This wānanga is primarily aimed at intermediate to advanced reo speakers who are looking for inspiration and encouragement to further develop their creative writing skills in te reo. If you’ve ever considered entering the Pikihuia awards in te reo, or if you’d like to start writing and publishing stories for your own whānau to enjoy, this wānanga is for you. Even if you wouldn’t describe yourself as a writer (yet!) this wānanga will help you delve into the narrative power of pūrakau. Includes practical creative writing exercises grounded in and informed by mātauranga Māori.

5 Oct 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Sold out!
FREE

Every life story matters. Life stories can be written any way you like. Chronological stories are very popular but there are many other ways to write about your life. A series of written snapshots, a series of musical notes, a poetry patchwork or using different songs to reflect various stages of your life. Anniversaries, birthdays, various Christmas Days, all can be triggers for writing your life story. During the course of this workshop we’ll look at these structural devices, see what triggers make the best pattern for each participant, do some writing exercises as well as looking at beginnings, middles and ends. There will also be time for questions and answers.

Prices are in NZD and include GST.

Who’s this ticket for?

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Accommodation & Transport

Accommodation is marae style at the venue (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa). If you require transport to the venue from Wellington airport, please book this on the form.