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Sat, 23 Jul



PISA Writers' Room

This event is for any Pacific Islands Writers at any stage of their career (from emerging to experienced) aimed to provide an opportunity to network, to work on your own projects and to find out more about the upcoming opportunities for Writers in Aotearoa.

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PISA Writers' Room
PISA Writers' Room

Time & Location

23 Jul 2022, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm NZST

Auckland, 145 Carrington Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

About the Event

VENUE: Click Studios (Building 1)

145 Carrington Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

Limited tickets available for this event! But don't worry it will also be available online. Just select if you are attending this event in person or online when confirming tickets. If you cannot make the event in person, please let us know!

Childcare is available!  so if you need to bring along your kids we will take care of them while you work. 

Special Guest Speaker:

Sela Jane Hopgood is a journalist, currently the Pacific communities editor at The Spinoff. Previously she was at RNZ Pacific for nearly 5 years as a reporter, presenter for their current affairs show Pacific Waves and newsreader for their daily bulletins that went out to the Pacific region. She is a wife and mother, as well as a daughter to Tongan parents who migrated to Aotearoa in the early 70s. Sela Jane was a Middlemore baby and was raised in Favona, Mangere, with her schooling taking place in nearby schools in the area. She has been a recipient of the Mental Health Foundation media grant in 2021 highlighting one of her career defining moments, which was on perinatal depression among Pasifika mothers.


0930 - Doors Open (Light Refreshments provided)

0940 - Prayer & Introduction by PISA Komiti

0945 - Guest Speaker - Sela Jane Hopgood 

1045 - Writing Exercise facilitated by PISA Komiti

1100 - Personal Writing session and One on Ones with PISA Komiti (Everyone works on their own writing in blocks)

1220 - Closing & Opportunity for further networking.


What to bring:

Please bring along your own personal devices to write on or your own notebook and pen- whatever your preference is for the Personal Writing session.

PISA Writers Room received funding from Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission’s Screen Sector Capability Fund.


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