Tusiata Avia

Tusiata Avia is a New Zealand/Samoan poet, performer and writer. She has published three books of poetry: Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, Bloodclot, Fale Aitu/Spirit House, a chapbook and two children’s books. Her one-woman theatre show (based on Wild Dogs Under My Skirt) toured internationally from 2002 to 2008 and is now a play for six actresses that will feature at a number of festivals over the next couple of years. Tusiata has held a number of writers’ residencies and awards, including a Fulbright Pacific Artist Fellowship at the University of Hawai’i and the Janet Frame Literary Trust Award. She is currently working on a novel. vup.victoria.ac.nz/brands/Tusiata-Avia.html

We are the Diasporas: Pasifika Poetry Showcase Fri 25 Aug 6pm JWC Shopfront, free

In Conversation with Maxine Beneba Clarke Sat 26 Aug 1130am Judith Wright Shopfront BOOK

These Wild Houses: Poetry Reading Sun 27 Aug 330-430pm JWC Shopfront, free