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Sat, 01 Oct


Pacific Business Hub

PISA Writers' Room

Our final writers' room for the year! 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

01 Oct 2022, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm NZDT

Pacific Business Hub , Level 1, Unit 6/20 Lambie Drive, Manukau City Centre, Auckland 2104, New Zealand

About the Event

Please join us for our last writer's room for 2022! It will be a full day event to allow more time for you to work on your writing before we wrap up for the year. With a special guest speaker and bonus panel Q&A with our very experienced filmmakers from the Komiti Nikki Si'ulepa, Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa & Jeremiah Tauamiti

Special guest speaker is Samoan Writer/Editor/Director Damon Fepulea'i.

Writer and director Damon Fepulea'i trained as an editor before turning to directing. His credits include Dawn Raids and Life After Footy, two documentaries exploring Pacific Islanders experiences in New Zealand, and comedies Jono and Ben, Funny Girls and Mean Mums. His short film Watermark was invited to 20 international film festivals. Damon also co-wrote and Directed feature film Red, White and Brass. Film will be released in the first half of 2023 in cinemas across the country.

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!


0930 Welcome & Loku

0940 Guest Speaker + Q&A - Damon Fapulea'i

1030 Morning Tea

1045 Writing Exercises/ Warm Up 

1100 Personal Writing Time (In blocks)

1230 Loku & Lunch 

1300 Personal Writing Time (One on ones with PISA Komiti)

1415 Afternoon Tea 

1430 Panel Discussion with PISA Komiti Filmmakers (Jeremiah, Stallone & Nikki)

1515 Closing Loku & 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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