Ngā Ringa Tuhituhi

Kupu Māori Writers Festival

17th - 23rd September, 2023
Rotorua, NZ

The 2023 KUPU Māori Festival
Celebrates our past writers
Supports our present writers
Encourages our future writers

Ngā Ringa Tuhituhi Kupu Māori Writers Festival 2023 comes to Rotorua for another year of kōrero and rich mātauranga. Rere te maramara! The chips will be flying throughout our exciting events taking place on marae and in some of Rotorua's most iconic literary venues. Hear intimate kōrero from legendary Māori writers and soak up the atmosphere as they share their journey through a range of writing crafts. Join us as we celebrate indigenous storytellers.
Be inspired by authors, screenwriters, kapa haka composers and language champions, there will be something for everyone.

Hai Whakanui

To highlight, celebrate, and honour Māori writers.

Hai Tautoko

To support Māori writers of diverse genres, share knowledge, and provide platforms to showcase their work.

Hai Whakatenatena

To inspire a new generation of Māori writers and pass down knowledge through wānanga.

Hai Whakatairanga

Promoting the mātauranga of reading and writing to the iwi whānui.

Hai Wānanga

A gathering of all people to engage with Māori literature.

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