|Patricia Grace descends from Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa & Te Ati Awa. Patricia is a major New Zealand novelist, short story writer & children’s writer. In 2007 she received a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to literature. In the late 80s, Patricia was among a number of influential Māori writers who helped to lay the foundation for Te Hā, a grassroots collective that aims – then as now – to identify, encourage and promote new Māori writing.|
Māreikura: Women of WordsFriday 4th October, 1.00pm-2.30pm.
An opportunity to celebrate the careers of two incredible wāhine, Patricia Grace and Renée. Together, they will join Wellington poet Arihia Latham in a wide-ranging and relaxed conversation about the creative life through all its phases and stages.