Tracey Slaughter is an award-winning poet, fiction writer and essayist, whose latest works include Devil’s Trumpet and Conventional Weapons (both from Te Herenga Waka Press). She is the editor Poetry Aotearoa, New Zealand’s longest-running poetry journal, and she teaches Creative Writing at the University of Waikato.
I asked Tracey to let me know what she's most looking forward to in the 2024 Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts Writers Programme (23-25 February).
We are beyond delighted to be welcoming internationally acclaimed writer Sandra Cisneros to our shores for the first time for the 2024 WRITERS programme. An author of poetry, short stories, novels and personal essays, Cisneros is best known for her seminal 1984 novel “The House on Mango Street”. We are thrilled to be a part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for this critically acclaimed book.
Angela Green is the Executive Director of Tāwhiri, the creative force behind the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Wellington Jazz Festival, Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori and Lexus Song Quest.
With the Festival less than three weeks away, I sat down with Angela to try and narrow down what should be on my must-see list by asking her what her top picks are and why.