6 AUGUST 9:30-10:30AM


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Writer and Editor

Ataria Rangipikitia Sharman (Ngāpuhi, Tapuika and Pākehā) is a writer, editor, entrepreneur and digital marketer. She is the creator of Awa Wahine online magazine, editor at The Pantograph Punch and a freelance editor and writer. Ataria has a MA in Māori Studies and her dissertation focussed on mana wahine and  atua wāhine. The manuscript for her children's fiction novel Hine and the Tohunga's Portal was one of five selected for Te Papa Tupu 2018 and will be published by Huia Publishers this August. 

Ataria's writing has been published on E-Tangata, The Pantograph Punch, Awa Wahine, Ensemble, Love in the Time of COVID: A Chronicle of a Pandemic, Creative Junction and The Māori Literature Trust, and her poetry was featured in IHO: A Collaborative Exhibition about Māori Hair.

At RAMP Festival, Ataria will be talking about how as a self-made wāhine she manages to stay creative and make a living. She'll give real-world tips on making it in the creative sector, earn pūtea, building networks, and making a name for yourself as a creative. This will include both the pitching process for writers and the editorial process. Ataria will also touch on mātauranga Māori as a framework to guide artistic practice. Books will be available for sale. This event is in partnership with Wintec's RAMP Festival.

As this session is on during semester time there won't be parking available on campus. We suggest parking in Collingwood and Ward Streets or using parking buildings like KMart and Warehouse.