Now looking forward to the first draft our Mana Mangere Writers’ collective publication that has been kindly sponsored and supported by our communities’ Mangere Otahuhu local board.

This is such a neat opportunity as we were just established last year but many of the participating writers have been writing for ages, just like me. In fact, it’s been some two and a half years since I’ve first self published but had been writing for over 20 years.

The publication will be in the form of a book that will include a collection of poetry and short stories that the writers submitted and that we have critiqued and have considered to either inspire, encourage and/or educate our local communities but also for a worldwide audience.

The only previso being that writers either to live, work or study in Mangere. This has brought about a very interesting mix of writers from different cultural backgrounds with histories and experiences that are range and are so varied and interesting in scope.

For me, it’s a culmination of lifetime of enjoying reading and writing stories/poems and also watching them come to visual fruition in movies. Now so looking forward to the launch of our publication in July/Aug which is not so far away…