It’s the strangest thing hearing myself played back after public speaking. Here’s the podcast link (for anyone who is interested) to my kōrero from the Creative Cities Southern Hui in Ōtepoti Dunedin. I’m No.10 on the list, but the others are well worth a listen too if you have the time.
At the hui I read a few of my pieces, discussed my writing process, healing from a brain injury, my trip to the Edinburgh Book Festival in 2016, and the challenges of writing as Māori, in hybrid forms.
Sadly you won’t be able to see my photo slideshow, but here’s one of them – a Tūī I spied on Rakiura (Stewart Island).
I am very proud to live in a city that embraces creativity and the arts! Kia ora Dunedin City of Literature for inviting me to speak at the hui – I had a wonderful time.