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Kingsley Meluish to perform at Auckland Writers Festival

Multi-instrumentalist Kingsley Melhuish will join a line-up of Māori writers on May 16th for a night of storytelling interwoven with music, inspired by the new book Pūrākau: Māori Myths Retold.

Imagine a sensual retelling of Tāne’s creation of Hine, Māui as a beleaguered sports star, or an Aotearoa where whakapapa is downloaded via app.

Whiti Hereaka (who edited Pūrākau with Witi Ihimaera), Kelly Joseph, Nic Low, Tina Makereti, Paula Morris, and Regan Taylor (reading for Vancouver-based David Geary) will be storytelling in an hour of mythic magic.

For more info head to the Writers Festival website.
Kingsley is a member of the Auckland based duo Alargo and jazz quartet Spargo.

Thu, 16 May 2019

  • 8:30pm – 9:30pm

  • Heartland Festival Room, Aotea Square

Kingsley Meluish, Writers Festival