Daisy Speaks is a youth advocate and proud descendant of Sāmoan orators. A specialist-generalist, she straddles the cultural, government, community and educational worlds. Poetry helps her to make sense of and navigate the tensions between them. Daisy is a trustee of WORD Christchurch.
Events at Word
HE WAIATA HOU: INDIGENOUS WRITERS WĀNAKASaturday, 28th August 9:30 am
As Māori and Pasifika writers and storytellers, what do we want the future of indigenous storytelling to look like? We explore ways of telling our own stories, navigating and remaking the mainstream writing world, and the evolution of traditions and forms, with special guests including Patricia Grace, Ben Brown, Kera Sherwood O'Regan, Daisy Lavea-Timo and Eboni Waitere.
CONFLUENCEFriday, 27th August 8:00 pm
Curated by Daisy Speaks, Confluence is a celebration of the vā: a bringing together of the musical brilliance of Judah Band and The Byllie Jean Project with words from Ben Brown, Karlo Mila, Juanita Hepi, Dietrich Soakai, Hana Pera Aoake, Ruby Solly and Tusiata Avia.