New Zealand novelist Witi Ihimaera's books The Whale Rider and Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies have been turned into highly successful movies. Together with acclaimed author and academic Anita Heiss, Witi discusses writing Indigenous stories and his experience of adaptation from the page to the screen.

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Monday 22 May 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

$30 per student for 3 events
$24 per student for 2 events
$15 per student for 1 event
Witi Ihimaera (International)

Witi Ihimaera is a novelist, short story writer, anthologist, librettist and one of New Zealand's most prolific and accomplished writers. His short story collection The Whale Rider was adapted into an internationally successful film. His latest book is Maori Boy.

Anita Heiss (Australia)

Anita Heiss is an internationally published author of nonfiction, historical fiction, poetry and social commentary. Anita is a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. She currently manages the Epic Good Foundation and her latest book is Bridge to Reconciliation.



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