Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Toi te Reo | Language Through Art at City Gallery Wellington
Celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Maori
with storytelling and live performance
On Wednesday 29
July, City Gallery Wellington will be joined by a stellar line-up of musicians,
writers, speakers, artists and actors for Toi te Reo. The evening event,
celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Maori/ Maori Language Week, will include Tangata
Korero mo Te Reo (True Stories Told Live) and a special performance by Mara TK
(Electric Wire Hustle) and Tola Newbury (from the film, Pa Boys).
theme for this year’s Maori Language Week is nga matua/parents— how parents
foster and nurture the language at home. This is explored through Nga Tangata
Korero mo Te Reo. True Stories Told Live is the New Zealand Book
Council’s version of The Moth. Storytellers have between eight and ten
minutes each to speak on the theme. No notes. No readings. No questions. Just
true stories that promise to inspire, entrance, and entertain.
te Reo’s storytellers include: Shannon Te Ao, whose work, two shoots that
stretch far out, is currently on show at City Gallery; Te Kahureremoa
Taumata, singer, songwriter and storyteller; Apirana Taylor, poet; Paora
Tibble, writer and te Reo Maori translator; Suzanne Tamaki, fabric artist;
Julie Noanoa and Norm Heke, 2015 LIANZA Children’s Book Award winners; Reuben
Friend, curator; and the National Library’s Ati Teepa.
the storytelling, musician Mara TK and performance artist and actor, Tola
Newbery (Pa Boys) present a new work, The Collective Prophet.
This collaborative performance project incorporates movement, beats, and songs
in both te Reo Maori and English.
All exhibitions will
be open late for this family-friendly event along with supper treats from
Zibibbo and cash bar.
treats fromZibibboand cash bar
6.30pm: Nga Tangata Korero mo Te Reo in the auditorium
8pm: The Collective Prophet performance– Mara TK with Tola Newbery.
Presented in partnership with Wellington City Council
and the New Zealand Book Council.