Pacific way for writers

LL331 Creative Writing students during Writers night at the University of the South Pacific last night. Picture: SUPPLIED

ASPIRING creative writers fueled with passion and an urge to portray their messages in an authentic Pacific way did so last night at the “Wokabout Wetem Mi” writers night held at the University of the South Pacific.

The LL331 Creative Writing class coordinator Mary Rokanadravu said for majority of the students this was the first time they had written creative pieces.

“ I need to inform you that more than 90 per cent of the students that are standing in front of you have never written anything before joining the program,” she said.

She added the first five weeks of the course there were no reading or writing materials provided for the students.

“The class knows who they are but a significant number even when they came to tutorials couldn’t even open their mouths or even look at me in the eye,” she said.

“I wanted to ensure that every student, every human being in the class first went back to themselves because before writing ever takes place its thinking that needs to happen.”

The forty students performed a series of creative pieces from poems, traditional i-Taukei drama of ‘i Tataunaki’ which is performed during a traditional wedding ceremony and short stories.

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