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Writers Retreat


Fri 16 Oct 2015, 7:00pm–10:00pm
Sat 17 Oct 2015, 6:00am–11:00pm
Sun 18 Oct 2015, 7:00am–2:00pm

Where: Piritahi Marae, Tahatai Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Auckland

Restrictions: M

Listed by: aroha09

Te Hā ki Tāmaki (Auckland Māori Writers) invite writers of all ethnicity, genre and experience to a Writer's Retreat, also known as "Te Motu-arai-roa: A Waiheke Wānanga". Our members range from Taupō to Lake Waikaremoana to Cape Reinga and everywhere in between.

A pōwhiri or welcome ceremony is planned for Fri 16 Oct at 7pm so you'll need to be at the entrance to Piritahi Marae 6.45pm. The retreat is scheduled to conclude at 2pm on Sun 18 Oct.
Sat 17 Oct will start with a voluntary dawn ceremony on Pukeatua mountain followed by breakfast before we kick into the day's workshops. You'll be able to choose one of four in the morning and again in the afternoon.

Subject to change, workshops will be run by reputable facilitators and are planned to consist of:
- Digital storytelling
- Writing in Te Reo Maori
- Writing Fiction
- Writing for Rangatahi (Youth)
- Poetry
- Writing for the Screen
- Writing Non-Fiction
- Spoken Word
- The Writer's Life / Wellbeing

There are events planned for Friday and Saturday nights plus Sunday is a tribute to Hone Tuwhare at Waiheke Library.

Register or enquire further by contacting either Aroha on / phone or text her on 0272420043, OR Jacq on / phone or text her on 0211859643.
To register we need your name, address, phone number plus the date and time you plan to arrive and depart.
You MUST register by 12pm on 2 October 2015.

If you are catching the 'walk on ferry' and tell us the time and location you are arriving on Waiheke, we will pick you up and transport you to the marae.

The retreat is free but you will be rostered in groups to clean up after meals and do dishes as your payment.

If you wish to overnight with us in the marae, you will need to bring a sleeping bag or equivalent, toiletries, sleeping attire, towel, pillow if you prefer your own, dish washing gloves if you wish, writing materials if you like to take notes, camera and plenty of smiles :)

Some links you may wish to explore:
- Toi Maori is who Te Ha (National Maori Writer's Group) sit under and Te Ha Ki Tamaki is the Northern Branch.
- Piritahi Marae where we are running this Retreat

Come along and join us. This is our first workshop / retreat and we're very excited about it.

Nau mai, haere mai e ngā iwi o ngā hau e whā... Mauri Ora! (Welcome one and all, people of the four winds... It is Life!)

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