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Pasifika Superstars of Tomorrow

Same Same But Different

Saturday 10 February, 9.30am

Three stars have emerged into the limelight of literary Aotearoa recently – and they’re all Pasifika and all ours!

Gina Cole’s Black Ice Matter won the Best First Book Award at the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards, and her performance at the opening of the Auckland Writers Festival was a sensation. Poet and storyteller Courtney Sina Meredith is so sought after by overseas festivals, we’re lucky to have her at Same Same But Different; while Tulia Thompson’s Josefa and the Vu is a quiet sensation all of its own.

Hear these stars read and talk about their path to realisation through writing, and how they use their Pasifika and queer voices to explore a bold new frontier.

Chaired by leading Kaupapa Māori educator, researcher and writer Leonie Pihama.

Ticketing info
Adult $17.50
Earlybird (before 26 January) $15
Concession (Student, Unwaged) $12
Festival Pass $110
Earlybird Festival Pass $95
Earlybird Festival Pass Concession (Student, Unwaged) $75
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Accessible parking, toilets and seating available – guide dogs are welcome

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