There are – in the tradition of Katherine Mansfield, Robin Hyde and Janet Frame – many Aotearoa writers who live beyond our shores. What message would they like us to hear?
What can our writers who have returned home offer their far flung fellow wordsmiths? How do more recent arrivals to our island nation in the south Pacific grapple with having more than one home?
And how can we all take inspiration from these trailblazers and use the written word to connect with our own loved ones who are overseas?
As part of this year’s Festival, we’ll be offering a series of digital works that contemplate these questions and encourage our community to do the same.
All videos will be released below their bios (scroll down) and on our social media across the Festival dates.
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Captions are available for all of our videos. You can turn them on in the bottom right hand corner of the video (click CC). Links to videos with embedded captions are below each video.