Whiti Hereaka is an award-winning novelist and playwright of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa and Pākehā descent, based in Wellington. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) from the International Institute of Modern Letters. She is the author of three novels: The Graphologist’s Apprentice, the award-winning YA novel Bugs and Legacy. She is also co-editor, with Witi Ihimaera, of an anthology of Māori myths — Pūrākau. Whiti has been involved with Te Papa Tupu, an incubator programme for Māori writers, as a writer, a mentor and a judge. She is also a board member of the Māori Literature Trust.
Tuakana | Teina: Mentors & Mentees in conversationSaturday 5th October, 11.00am-12.30pm (No registration required).
A conversation with Witi Ihimaera, Te Kahu Rolleston, Dallas Karangaroa & Whiti Hereaka, chaired by James George.
Workshop: Creating Memorable CharactersSaturday 5th October, 2.00pm-4.00pm. Registration required (limited numbers).
A practical workshop in creating memorable characters for the page and the stage. I believe that great characters drive story and make dialogue spark – learn the tools to create characters that come to life. A little bit of acting required!