Daren Kamali, Fulbright-CNZ Writer in Residence with CPIS

September 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Tokioka Room, Moore 319 Add to Calendar

Daren Kamali is the ninth Fulbright–Creative New Zealand Writer-in-Residence at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. During this lunchtime seminar, Daren will share experiences that have inspired and influenced his career as a creative writer and performer. Born in Fiji, Kamali traces his ancestry to Wallis and Futuna, and he has lived in Aotearoa/New Zealand since 1992. Drawing from his pan-Pacific experience, he will discuss what it means to be a Pacific poet in Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally, focusing on his work as a teacher, cofounder of South Auckland Poets Collective, and cofounder of Nui Navigations, a charitable organization that supports poetry programs throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand. Daren will also perform two poems to illustrate the ways he infuses his Fijian language and draws upon chants, songs, and oral traditions.

Ticket Information
Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
Center for Pacific Islands Studies, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Katherine Higgins, 956-2658, khiggins@hawaii.edu

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