Island Time with Damon Salesa

14:00 pm
15:00 pm
Te Marae, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand
55 Cable St, Te Aro
Wellington
What would it mean for New Zealand to act like a Pacific Island nation? Damon Salesa explores this question in an energising public lecture, based on the Michael King Memorial Lecture he delivered to a standing-room-only audience at the Auckland Writers Festival in May. Setting a course through the ‘islands’ of Pacific life in New Zealand – Ōtara, Porirua, Tokoroa, Ōamaru and beyond – Salesa envisions a country becoming ‘more Pacific by the hour’. He challenges us to embrace our Pacific talent – because the future of this country is Pacific, whether we are ready or not. Join us at Te Papa for an extraordinary address from an inspirational scholar. BWB acknowledges the support of Auckland Writers Festival and Creative New Zealand. All welcome, no rsvp needed