Selina Tusitala Marsh - Tala Tusi: The Teller is the Tale

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
30 The Octagon

The Samoan word ‘Tusitala’ means ‘storyteller’ – but what about its inverse, ‘tala tusi’, where the ‘teller is the tale?’

Poet and academic Selina Tusitala Marsh powerfully explores the relationship between our stories, ourselves, and the fate of our literature if we ignore the wisdom offered by ‘tala tusi’ in her remarkable New Zealand Book Council lecture.

This event is brought to you by the New Zealand Book Council in partnership with the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival.

The New Zealand Book Council Lecture has become a prominent part of the literary landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand. It provides an opportunity for one of our country’s leading writers to discuss an aspect of literature close to their heart.

Free entry.