Events 2015

Matakite

02 July 2015 - 7-9 pm

Matakite: the face of vision, the eye that sees, the seer

Mere Whaanga and David Vear in conversation

A Devonport Library Associates event

Devonport author and archaeologist David Veart speaks with Mere Whaanga, the current writer in residence at the Michael King Writers' Centre. Whaanga is writing a novel, Legacy of the Seer, about three generations of Maori psychics in rural Hawkes Bay. Can they preserve their ancient knowledge of a femail deity despite the onslaught of Christianity? What happened to their culture between 1866 and 1990?

Devonport Library

7 pm Powhiri

7.30 pm Drinks and nibbles

8 pm Speakers

Koha appreciated