Three of my poems appear in a lovely new book, Puna Wai Korero: An Anthology of Maori Poetry in English. It’s published by Auckland University Press and edited by Reina Whaitiri and Robert Sullivan.
From next March I’ll be convening the Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Auckland. There’s information on the programme here, and details of how to apply here. The deadline is October 1st.
Please contact me via this web site if you have any questions about the shape of the programme, your application, or anything else …
I’m going to be teaching at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival later this month, which means a stretch of hot weather, I hope. It’s ten years since I lived in Iowa City, and I’m always really happy to go back. My novel class there is full, but I think there are still spaces available on my weekend course. I’m also giving a public lecture, in their Eleventh Hour speaking series. It’s an American version of my “Imperial World: the Politics of International Book Prizes” talk. The talk takes place at the University of Iowa, Biology Building East, Room 101, at 11 AM on Thursday, June 19th.
Just a reminder that I’m appearing in five events this weekend (May 30-June 1) at the Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature. Please come along if you’re in London. Check out the link above for details of events and venues.
One of the events is the launch of the special NZ issue of Five Dials.You can subscribe to Five Dials for free by clicking this link.
Witi Ihimaera and I are working with the London-based kapa haka group, Ngati Ranana, to do something quite special at the ANZ festival in late May. There’s a link to our event here. If you’re in London, please come along to see us read/perform on May 31st, in King’s College Chapel.
Upcoming festival appearances include various events at the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival in May. My solo event is a free lecture called “Imperial World: The Politics of Book Prizes at the University of Auckland on Thursday, May 15th.
I’m also involved in the first-ever Australia/New Zealand Festival of Literature in London at the end of May. As soon as the programme is announced, I’ll list the events here.