Leilani Tamu

Open Nights is a Studio One Toi Tū monthly free one-hour after work conversation series. We are delighted to announce Leilani Tamu as our second speaker for 2015 on WED 11 MAR, 5:30-6:30PM. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to mingle and enjoy light refreshments.

Leilani Tamu is a poet, social commentator, Pacific historian and former New Zealand diplomat. In 2013 she was the Fulbright / Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence at the University of Hawai’i in Mānoa. Prior to this, Leilani worked as a freelance writer with regular contributions appearing in Auckland’s Metro Magazine that tackled issues as diverse as racism, unemployment, property investment, cyber bullying, youth suicide and motherhood.

Leilani’s work has appeared in a range of anthologies, including Mauri Ola: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English; Niu Voices: Contemporary Pacific Fiction 1; Landfall; JAAM; Blackmail Press; Hawai’i Review; Griffith Review, SPASIFIK Magazine, and Snorkel. Her debut book of poetry, The Art of Excavation was released in August 2014.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Studio One Toi Tū
1 Ponsonby Road
New Zealand