The Power of Words

The Power of Words

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 07:30 PM

Writers preparing for the Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards will have another chance to learn from an experienced writer next week. On Tuesday June 14th Apirana Taylor will take a writing workshop at the Hawera LibraryPlus entitled ‘The Power of Words”.

During the one hour workshop Apirana Taylor hopes to use imagery to help people to be creative with words.

Apirana Taylor from the Ngati Porou, Te Whanau a Apanui, and Ngati Ruanui tribes, and also Pakeha heritage is a poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, story teller, actor, painter, and musician.

 His poems and short stories are frequently studied in schools at NCEA and tertiary level and his poetry and prose has been translated into several languages.

He has been Writer in Residence at Massey and Canterbury Universities, Rangi Ruru, St Andrews College and Hagley High School.

Taylor has been invited several times to India and Europe to read his poetry and tell his stories, and to National and International festivals.

 He travels to schools, tertiary institutions and prisons throughout NZ to read his poetry, tell his stories, and take creative writing workshops. He is published nationally and internationally. 

Apirana lives in Paekakariki with his whanau.

Anyone interested in participating in the workshops which will be held in the Hawera LibraryPlus at 7.30pm on June 14th should contact Kaye Lally 278 0555 or kaye.lally@stdc.govt.nz. Numbers are limited. 

Venue: Hawera LibraryPlus