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Lynley Wyatt Kelson School
Apirana frequently visits schools and
other tertiary institutions to perform. 'I was sitting where
I could see the children's faces and they were all totally absorbed with
the stories you were telling, the body language that was used, fascinating
string games and your use of the Maori instruments. It is great for children
to experience the genre of story telling as opposed to story reading. So
many many thanks once again for a most entertaining morning'.
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Dunn Wellington College
Taylor wowed an audience of 200 Form Five students with his poetry, songs,
haka, and musical instrument playing. He performed in The Brierley Theatre
at Wellington College on March 26th, 2001 and the students loved his words,
music and energy.
In the afternoon, a sixth form class was treated to an analysis of "Red
Sari", by the author himself.
We recommend a visit from Apirana Taylor and, more to the point, our students
often a cliché to say that a teacher is inspiring, but Apirana Taylor
really is an inspiring teacher. Somehow he manages to create a big space so
that people can write freely and well and often over quite different ground
from where they've written before. As a wonderful performer of his own work,
he encourages other people to see the possibilities for performance in their
work. He understands and talks honestly about the long hard road that writing
can be, and that, is both realistic and encouraging for writers starting out
on the road. For those who don't , and hate writing ,he has a way of showing
how exciting words can be!'
Coordinator, Whitirea Writing Programme, 1993-1999
Apirana with children at a multi-cultural/ lingual school