We have been fortunate to book the highly acclaimed Apriana Taylor to come and perform as well as talk about his poetry to the Year 10 students next Wednesday. This little bio from the New Zealand Book Council gives some background information to this important figure in New Zealand literature:
Apirana Taylor, of Te Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati Porou and Taranaki descent, has published several collections of poetry, short stories and novels. He has also published prolifically in other mediums including sound and video recordings. He writes for children and theatre, and is involved in acting, and teaching drama. Taylor’s first collection of poetry, Eyes of the Ruru, established his powerful voice among Maori writers and his prose, written predominantly in realist modes, firmly established his literary presence.
The cost of the visit is $5 per student. Money must be handed in by Monday 12th May to the Bursar in an envelop and labelled: Apriana Taylor, student’s name and Form Class.
If you would like further information about this please do not hesitate to contact me at the school or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Shamla Kader (Assistant Head of English Faculty)