FIKA Writers Poetry Readings & Interactive Writing Exercise 

12NOON

Join FIKA Writers for poetry readings and an interactive writing exercise led by Tusiata Avia, with readings from FIKA poets - Ana Mulipola, Stephanie Oberg, Siobhan Kahu McMillan, Isla Martin, Danielle O’Halloran, and Sarah Maindonald.

FIKA Writers & Friends Poetry Spoken Word Performance

7PM

A quick fire round of spoken word poetry from FIKA Writers and special guests. FIKA members - Siobhan Kahu McMillan, Stephanie Oberg, Sarah Maindonald, Isla Martin, Danielle O’Halloran, Ana Mulipola will read alongside internationally acclaimed poet Tusiata Avia and the reigning South Island NZ Poetry Slam regional champions, Nathan Joe (Ōtepōti) and Ray Shipley (Ōtautahi).

FIKA Writers

FIKA Writers are a collective of Christchurch Paskifika creatives whose members meet to give energy to the practice of storytelling through writing, poetry, prose and performance.

Through collaboration and exchange, FIKA maintain a sense of oral tradition and work to strengthen the voices of Pasifika peoples within Canterbury.

The collective is led by three of FIKA’s Christchurch-based founding members Danielle O’Halloran, Stephanie Oberg and Ana Mulipola.