Guest Speaker: Iona Winter

By Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature | Posted: Thursday September 28, 2017

Creative Cities Southern Hui warmly welcomes IONA WINTER as delegate and guest speaker. Iona will be speaking at Creative Connections on Thursday 30th November.

'I’m very excited to have been invited to present at the Creative Cities Southern Hui. I’m really looking forward to sharing my writing, my thoughts on being a bicultural writer, and my special experience at the Edinburgh Festival.'

Iona Winter is of Māori and Pākehā descent and lives in Waikouaiti, Otago, Aotearoa. Her writing has appeared in Headland, Halo, Ora Nui, Centum Press, Reflex Fiction, The Island Review, Corpus, Flash Frontier, and various online publications.

In 2016 Iona was awarded the Headland Frontier Prize, and performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Unbound finale event with other UNESCO Cities of Literature authors. Long-listed in the Bath Flash Fiction Award, and with several stories lined up for publication in 2017, she is preparing to start her PhD in Creative Writing at Massey University in 2018.

Iona is passionate about representing Aotearoa in her creative work, writing hybrid forms that highlight the intersection between written and spoken word. Overlaying past, present and future, the traditional and contemporary, she creates a melding of the worlds we inhabit.

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Creative Connections aims to explore creativity as the touchstone of healthy, sustainable communities and celebrate the power of collaboration to inspire.

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