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The festival was run entirely online this year, with a variety of exclusive pre-recorded events and interviews for tamariki of all ages, plus a highly interactive role-playing game (RPG) suitable for bravehearts aged 14+.
The online delivery allowed us to run at all Covid-19 Levels, and bring you guests from not just around the motu, but around the world this year! There were prizes, and daily interactions via our Porirua Libraries Facebook Children’s Chat group.
All sessions (excluding Brindlewood Bay*) are available on to watch on our YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/c/poriruacity) or catch up with them below.
Videos will play from the date of the first session.
For younger children. Join Samoan author, publisher and creator, Dahlia Malaeulu for a special story time. Passionate about Pasifika children's stories, she will share one of her favourites.
Join award-winning author, poet, playwright, and storyteller extraordinaire Moira Wairama for a story of Maui, Aotearoa’s most famous mischief maker, with music from harpist Karen Jones.
Suitable for confident youth writers. Writing for Theatre - characters, plotting and the truth of your project. Tune into the Imagine This! Youth Writers’ Summit, where you’ll learn the basics of writing creatively. All sessions chaired by Riah Tahana-Dawson.
Suitable for confident youth writers. Fantasy - magic systems, high fantasy and modern fantasy, with special guest spot appearances. All sessions chaired by Riah Tahana-Dawson.
In this session Dahlia Malaeulu, Samoan author and publisher of Mila's Books teaches our tamaiti to use their everyday worlds to inspire their own writing.
What does it take to capture the attention of ngā tamariki? With special guest kōrero. Suitable for confident youth writers. All sessions chaired by Riah Tahana-Dawson.