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Leonie Hayden

Leonie Hayden (Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, Ngāti Rango) is the editor of The Spinoff Ātea, an online platform for amplifying Māori and indigenous voices. She is the former editor of Mana magazine and Rip It Up magazine and her work has appeared in many publications both online and in print.


Values-based Storytelling with Leonie Hayden & Laura O’Connell Rapira

Saturday 5th October, 9am-11am. Registration required (limited numbers).

This is a co-facilitated, collaborative workshop for anyone who is passionate about social justice and the transformative power of storytelling. How do you craft a story that will influence readers’ hearts as well as minds? What are your values? How can you use and develop your writing skills for the cause? This workshop will explore a range of persuasive writing styles and approaches – from political to personal to humorous. Also a great opportunity to make connections and feel part of a collective voice and mission!

Kia Tika: The Right to Write

Saturday 5th October, 7.30pm-9pm

With Anahera Gildea, Matariki Williams, Leonie Hayden, Emma Espiner & Nadine Anne Hura (Chair)

What are the values underpinning our publishing decisions? Who owns the narrative? How do we write into the discomfort, without trampling on the mana of others? When should we persist, when should we hang back? These are just a few of the questions this panel will attempt to explore – with an emphasis on learning and exchange.

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