Tayi was born in Wellington in 1995. She studied at Aotea College & Victoria University. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in History & Social Policy, & a Master of Arts with Distinction in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. She was the 2017 recipient of the Adam Foundation Prize for best manuscript. The manuscript she produced during her MA year was picked up by Victoria University Press & has been published as her first book, a poetry collection titled, Poūkahangatus. Her poetry has appeared online and in journals such as Starling, Sweet Mammalian, Landfall, The Spin Off, The Wireless, & Poetry Magazine.
Your Waha Your Way – Poetry with Tayi Tibble & essay may ranapiriSaturday 5th October, 8.30am-10.30am (Rangatahi priority)
Saturday 5th October, 2.00pm-4.00pm. Limited numbers (registration required)
This workshop is aimed at young Māori poets trying to find their voice and own it. Convened by graduates from the International Institute of Modern Letters, this workshop will follow the ‘Iowa Workshop model’ where participants are asked to bring with them a poem in progress to be workshopped 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!