Dr Joseph has taught tertiary students the Māori language since 1996. He started at Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa, Massey Univeristy in 2000. Since then he’s authored over 23 books; mainly textbooks and chapter books for Māori immersion education. He has won the Huia Short Stories Award for te reo Māori and the LIANZA Librarian Te Kura Pounamu Award for “most distinguished contribution to literature for children and young adults written in Te Reo Māori.” Current literary scratchings include a chapter book Te Haerenga Mīharo a Arekahānara; a picture book Kua pau te miraka, and a reo activity book.
Pūrakau: Tuia te Kaupapa Tangata. Creating Deep Stories: Binding Human Relationships with Darryn Joseph.Saturday 5th October, 2.00pm-4.00pm (Registration required. Limited numbers)
This wānanga tuhituhi is primarily aimed at intermediate to advanced reo speakers who are looking for inspiration and encouragement to further develop their creative writing skills in te reo. If you’ve ever considered entering the Pikihuia awards in te reo, or if you’d like to start writing and publishing stories for your own whānau to enjoy, this wānanga is for you. Even if you wouldn’t describe yourself as a writer (yet!) this wānanga will help you delve into the narrative power of pūrākau. This workshop includes practical creative writing exercises grounded in and informed by mātauranga Māori.
Please bring a taonga with you to share your own story of why it is important to you. Yes, it can be anything.