Rangimarie Jolly is a writer, poet and storyteller based in Porirua, Wellington. She is also a member of the Hine Pae Kura (previously, Toi Wāhine) Māori female artist collectives. In 2015 she published a collection of short stories for children alongside Robyn Kahukiwa, and has since been involved in numerous story telling workshops and poetry readings. Since then, her poetry has been included in exhibitions in Porirua, Wellington, Auckland, Tāneatua, Melbourne and New York. A piece of her poetry is also on permanent display at the Wellington Museum. In 2019, she co-created the IHO exhibition, alongside Sian Montgomery-Neutze. Sophie’s work focuses exploring the perspectives of Māori Women and the development of her mātauranga Māori.
Find Your Writing Community: New and Emerging WritersFriday 4th October, 3pm-5pm
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!